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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: LOI ESTRADA <l_c_e_2000@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 00:31:34 -0800 (PST)
Subject: CAN YOU ASSIST?


THE OFFICE OF CAPPA CHAMBERS.
#10 IDOLUWO STREET,
IDUMOTA LAGOS ISLAND
NIGERIA.

ATTN:
MY NAME IS BARRISTER L.LISA.E., I AM A PRIVATE ATTORNEY AND I HAVE A CLIENT WHO IS INTERESTED IN INVESTING SOME GOOD MONEY IN YOUR COMPANY. MY CLIENT IS A VERY IMPORTANT AND PROMINENT PERSON WHO HAS MANDATED ME TO CONTACT YOU OR YOUR COMPANY FOR A VERY IMPORTANT
BUSINESS TRANSACTION. MY CLIENT IS BY NAME MRS. MARYAM ABACHA AND SHE IS THE WIFE OF A LATE MILITARY HEAD OF STATE IN MY COUNTRY. HER HUSBAND LATE GENERAL SANNI ABACHA MADE A LOT OF MONEY THROUGH OIL PROCEEDS DURING HIS TENURE IN OFFICE. INFACT, IT WAS DISCOVERED AFTER HIS DEATH THAT HE WAS WORTH WELL OVER $4.5 BILLION
UNITED STATES DOLLARS AND SOME OF THIS MONEY WAS RETRIEVED AFTER HE DIED WHILE SOME WAS RECOVERED FROM OFFICIALS THAT SERVED UNDER HIM DURING HIS REIGN AS PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA.
THE TRUTH OF THIS CASE IS THAT MY CLIENT DESPITE THE PROBLEM SHE IS GOING THROUGH NOW, SHE STILL HAS A LOT OF MONEY IN HER POSSESSION. WHICH SHE INTENDS TO INVEST OUTSIDEOUR COUNTRY. WHAT MY CLIENT NEEDS FROM YOU NOW IS A RELIABLE ACCOUNT WHERE SHE CAN TRANSFER SOME MONEY BUT MIND YOU, ALL THE MONEY IN HER POSSESSION CAN NOT LEAVE AT ONCE BECAUSE SHE NEEDS TO BUILD CONFIDENCEAND TRUST IN SOMEONE WHO WOULD NOT EXPOSE HER PLAN TOREMIT AND POSSIBLY INVEST IN YOUR COMPANY. SO SHE HASAGREED THAT I SHOULD MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR THETRANSFER OF $15 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ANDYOU ARE FREE TO NEGOTIATE YOUR MODE
OF COMPENSATIONEVEN IF SHE INTENDS TO INVEST THE MONEY IN YOUR COUNTRY.
PLEASE, DO NOT HESITATE TO INDICATE YOUR VIEW OF THIS REQUEST BY CONTACTING ME IMMEDIATELY YOU RECEIVE THIS MAIL, SO THAT THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE FOR THE MONEY TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. DUE TO THE PRESENT SITUATION OF MY CLIENT, I WOULD BE HAPPY IF THIS REQUEST CAN BE KEPT A SECRET. I WOULD ALSO LIKE
TO NOTE THAT THERE IS NO RISK IN VOLVED. I HOPE MY CLIENTWOULD BE HAPPY INVESTING WITH YOU.

THANKS FOR YOUR COPORATION.
BARRISTER L.LISA .E. ESQ


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