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"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.

Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.

Keep in mind that scammers DO NOT use their real names when defrauding people.
The criminals either abuse names of real people or companies or invent names or addresses.
Any real people or companies mentioned below have NO CONNECTION to the scammers!

Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.

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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: mikhailovich an kriskovsky <macandreev_5@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 00:55:36 +0100 (BST)
Subject: URGENT RESPOND PLS



Dear Sir

My name is Mikhailovich Andreev Kriskovsky -YUKOS OIL
Branch office London,
and the Personal Treasurer to Mikhail Borisovich
Khodorkovsky- the President/
Chief Executive Officer of YUKOS OIL ( Russian Most
Largest Oil Company )
and Menatep SBP Bank (A US$29 Billion US Dollars
Reputable Holding Company/Financial Institution with
its Branches worldwide).He was considered as the most
powerful of the Russian business oligarchs, and the
16th wealthiest man in the world.
.
On the 25th of October, 2003.,Engineer Mikhail
Borisovich Khodorkovsky was
arrested to face charges of massive fraud and tax
evasion / tax-related charges.
And was sentenced to (9) nine years in prison on 31st
of May, 2005. A wide variety
of international journalists, consider the process to
be politically motivated.
Please, view website to confirm the true story:
http://www.mosnews.com/mn-files/yukos.shtml#news
http://www.mosnews.com/mn-files/khodorkovsky.shtml

Right now YUKOS OIL is under severe investigation and
all our activities have been
clamped down .Besides, Bank Menatep has been disarmed
of its license to operate and all funds therein
frozen. Various allegations have been levied against
the bank.
Please read:
http://www.econstats.com/scandal.htm-125k of 3rd
july,2006.
http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/1435-32k

However, in the process of time, YUKOS OIL had
investments in BONDS to the
tune of US$500,000,000(FIVE HUNDRED MILLION UNITED
STATES DOLLARS ONLY) with the HSBC Bank in Channel
Islands in the name of PENNSYLVANIA INVESTMENT INC.
The maturity date of this BOND is in the year 2009.BUT
because of the prevalent situation now; I have decided
to liquidate the Bond before the Russian Government
clamps on it. This is why I have contacted you to act
as a Contractor with YUKOS OIL under which this Bond
was raised or procured.

I will explain further if I receive your willingness
to execute this transaction with me.
Please note that I guarantee this operation to be
executed under a legitimate arrangement that will
protect us from any breach of the law.

Best Regards,

Mikhailovich Andreev Kriskovsky

Direct email;macandreev _5@yahoo.co.uk

NB, PLS. SEND YOUR REPLY TO MY DIRECT EMAIL ONLY.







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