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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: shiri yome <shiri_yome6@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 06:30:18 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: ASSISTANCE NEDED PLEASE !!!



From The Desk OF DR SHIRI YOME .
ICON Securities and Finance Sarl,
Lome Togo.
West Africa.

DEAR ,
I AM DR SHIRI YOME ,THE MANAGER OF OPERATION WITH THE ICON SECURITIES AND FINANCE SARL. HERE IN LOME TOGO.ICON SECURITIES IS A SECURITY AND FINANCE COMPANY THAT HANDLES PERSON,FAMILIES AND COMPANIES PRECIOUS METALS E.G:GOLD,PRECIOUS STONES AND DIAMOND,AND ALSO,WE PROVIDE SAVINGS AND HOUSING LOAN TO PERSONS,FAMILIES AND COMPANIES. IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT INTEREST TO YOU TO CHECK UP THE WEB SITE BELOW FOR MORE INSIGHT INTO WHAT I AM ABOUT DIVULGING TO YOU.

I GOT YOUR CONTACT FROM OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HERE IN LOME TOGO, WHEN I WAS SEARCHING FOR A FOREIGN PARTNER WITH WHOM,I CAN TRUSTFULLY COHANDLE THIS NOBLE TRANSFER PROJECT WITH.
HOWEVER,ON THE 26TH OF DECEMBER, 2003 THERE WAS AN AIRCRASH INCIDENT WHICH TOOK PLACE IN REPUBLIC OF BENIN (COTONOU) WHERE ONE MR.BOULEM BEN KHALIFA,OUR LEBANESE CUSTOMER AND AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSMAN,MET HIS UNTIMELY DEATH WITH HIS NEXT OF KIN IN THIS PAINFUL INCIDENT (AIRCRASH). THIS IN FACT IS QUITE SORDID AND TRAGIC.

THIS PRICELESS INFORMATION IS VERIFIABLE IN THE WEBSITE BELOW;
http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=38598&SelectRegion=West_Africa&SelectCountry=BENIN
PAINFULLY ENOUGH,BEFORE THIS FATAL AIRCRASH,MR.BOULEM BEN KHALIFA DEPOSITEDTHE SUM OF ($45 MILLION U.S DOLLARS( FOURTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS) WITH US,WELL PACKAGED IN TWO BOXES AS PRECIOUS METALS.

DUE TO MY POSITION IN THE COMPANY AS AN OPERATION MANAGER ,HE CONFINDED IN ME, THAT HE WANTS TO USE THIS SUM OF MONEY FOR HIS POLITICAL AMBITION WITH A HANDSOME AMOUNT OF MONEY TO BE GIVEN TO ME AT THE TAIL END OF THE WITHDRAWAL FROM OUR COMPANY HERE IN LOME (TOGO )AS I AM THE ONLY PERSON WHO KNOW ABOUT THIS IN OUR COMPANY. .

NEVERTHELESS, SINCE HE DIED WITH HIS NEXT OF KIN, NOBODY HAS COME FOR THE CLAIM OF THESE BOXES CONTAINING THE HUGE SUM OF FOURTY- FIVE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ($45 MILLION U.S DOLLARS)BUT WHICH WAS STRATEGICALLY REGISTERED AS PRECIOUS METALS.
IT IS THEREFORE MY DISTINCT PLEASURE AND PRIVILEGE TO PERSONALLY ,I SOLICIT YOUR ASSISTANCE IN PURPORTING YOU OR YOUR COMPANY AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED.ALL ARRANGEMENTS HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE FOR A HITCH AND RISK FREE TRANSACTION.IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRANSACTING THIS DEAL WITH ME,INDICATE YOUR INTEREST TO ENABLE ME GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS ON THE MODALITIES.

LOGICALLY ,I CAN NOT BE ABLE TO HANDLE THIS BUSINESS MYSELF AS A STAFF OF THE COMPANY HENCE I SEEK TO . PURPORT YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED. IN ORDER TO HAVE A SMOOTH SAILING IN THIS TRASACTION, I PLEDGE MY UNFLINCHING MORAL SUPPORT BY GIVING YOU ALL NECESSARY INFORMATIONS NEEDED.
NOTE:THIS TRANSACTION REQUIRES ABSOLUTE SECRECY AND CONFIDENTIALITY.

THANK YOU AND REMAIN BLESSED.

YOURS SINCERELY,
DR MR SHIRI YOME



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