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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: elvis sankoh <elvissankoh021@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 00:42:44 -0800 (PST)
Subject: FROM ASSYLUM CAMP ABIDJAN IN NEED YOUR HELP


FROM: ELVIS SANKOH

DEAR,

PERMIT ME TO INFORM YOU OF MY DESIRE OF GOING INTO BUSINESS
RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. I GOT YOUR CONTACT FROM THE IVOIRIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY. I PRAYED OVER IT AND SELECTED YOUR NAME AMONG OTHER NAMES DUE TO IT'S ESTEEMING NATURE AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN TO ME AS A REPUTABLE AND TRUSWORTHY PERSON I CAN DO BUSINESS WITH AND BY THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS I MUST NOT HESISTATE TO CONFIDE IN YOU FOR THIS URGENT BUSINESS.

I AM ELVIS SANKOH, THE ONLY CHILD OF LATE MR AND MRS. WILLIAMS SANKOH, , MY FATHER WAS A VERY WEALTHY COCOA MERCHANT BASED IN ABIDJAN, THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF IVORY COAST BEFORE HE WAS POISONED TO DEATH BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATE ON ONE OF THEIR OUTING TO DISCUSS BUSINESS.

WHEN MY MOTHER DIED ON THE 21ST OCTOBER 1990, MY FATHER TOOK ME SO SPECIAL BECAUSE I AM MOTHERLESS, BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER ON 29TH JUNE 2003 IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL HERE IN ABIDJAN. HE SECRETLY CALLED ME ON HIS BEDSIDE AND TOLD ME THAT HE HAS A SUM OF US$ 11.500,000 (ELEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) LEFT IN A SUSPENCE ACCOUNT IN A LOCAL BANK HERE IN ABIDJAN, THAT HE USED MY NAME AS HIS ONLY SON FOR THE NEXT OF KIN IN DEPOSIT OF THE FUND.

HE ALSO EXPLAINED TO ME THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF THIS WEALTH THAT HE WAS POISONED BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES. THAT I SHOULD SEEK FOR A FOREIGN PARTNER WHERE I WILL TRANSFER THIS MONEY AND USE IT FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSE,(SUCH AS REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT).
SIR, I AM HONOURABLY SEEKING FOR YOU ASSISTANCE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS.

1). TO PROVIDE A BANK ACCOUNT WHERE THIS MONEY WOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO.

2)TO SERVE AS THE GUARDIAN OF THIS FUND BECAUSE OF MY LOW EXPERIENCE IN THE BUSINESS WORLD AND IN OTHER NOT TO LOOSE THIS MONEY, COUPLED WITH MY AGE. I AM 25 YEARS OLD.

3)TO MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR ME TO COME OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY
AFTER THE MONEY HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED.

HOWEVER, SIR,I HAVE ACCEPTED TO OFFER YOU 10% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS COMPENSATION FOR YOUR EFFORT/INPUT AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT OVERSEAS.
FURTHERMORE, YOU CAN INDICATE YOUR OPTION TOWARDS ASSISTING ME AS I BELIEVE THAT THIS TRANSACTION WOULD BE CONCLUDED WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS YOU SIGNIFY YOUR INTEREST TO ASSIST ME. FOR

CONFIDENTIAL

YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT ME WITH THIS ( EMAIL elvis_sankoh3333@yahoo.fr FROM ASSYLUM CAMP ABIDJAN IN NEED YOUR HELP)
ANTICAIPTING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.
THANKS AND GOD BLESS.
ELVIS SANKOH


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