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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: " Mrs. Victoria Thompson" <victothomp@aim.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 10:12:43 +0200
Subject: FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION

From: Mrs. Victoria Thompson


I am the above named person from Kuwait . I am married to Dr.Alfred
Thompson who worked with Kuwait embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before
he died in the year 2002.We were married for eleven years without a child.

He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his
death we were both born again Christians.Since his death I decided not to
re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is
against.When
my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 8 Million Dollars (Eight
Million United State Dollars) with one Finance/Security Company in
Amsterderm Holland. Presently, this money is still with the Security
Company.

Recently, my Doctor informed me that I would not last for the next three
months due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke
sickness. Having known my condition I decided to donate this
fund to church or better still a christian individual that will utilize
this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want a church or
individual that will use this funds to fund churches, orphanages and widows
propagating the word
of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made
us to understand that Blessed is the hand that giveth.

I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this
money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want my
husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I don't want a
situation
where this money will be used in an ungodly manner.Hence the reason for
taking this bold decision.

I am not afraid of death because I know where I am going. I know that I am
going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord
will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any telephone
communication
in this regard because of my health and because of the presence of my
husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this
development.

With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I will
inform my lawyer to speedy up the process and to cooperate with you . I will
also issue a letter of authority that will prove you as the beneficiary of
this funds. I want you
and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard. My
happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants
to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be
prayerful all through
your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for a
church or christian individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that
you will act accordingly as I stated herein.

Hoping to hearing from you.

N.B-PLEASE I WILL ADVICE YOU TO GIVE THE
LAWYER IN CHARGE A CALL IN UK IMMEDIATELY, HE
DOES EVERYTHING ON MY BEHALF AND HE'S VERY
UNDERSTANDING AND I BELIEVE HE WILL LEAD YOU TO YOUR
SUCCESS IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

Name:Barrister Gregory David
Tel number: +44-703-184-7590
Email: g2dave@yahoo.co.uk

Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Victoria Thompson



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