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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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Fraud email example:

From: "ntara sima" <>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 11:58:57 +0000

Dr Ntara Sima
The Bill and Exchange (Assistant) Manager.
Tel: +27-833-451-637
Fax: +27-865-105-533

Dear Sir,

I was convinced as to solicit for your support and assistance after
reading your profile. I knew quite well that we have not met for
the first time, but business of the nature is all about trust,
honest and understand. So I require all these from both parties.
I wish to inform you, if you can do me a favor to transfer this very
money in your account for onward investment for partnership for both
of us, and my dream is to go into partnership with you in your
country as soon as you have the funds in your custody.

However I have made proper search in Organizational Development Consultant,
Mrs. Lynne Bezuidenhout by going through some old files in the
records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out
immediately it would be forfeited for no reason.
I am contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot
be approved to a local bank here, but can only be approved to any
foreign account because the money is in United States Dollars and
the former owner Late Jonas M.Savimbi the Angolan rebel leader
(UNITA) was a foreigner too. I know that this message will come to
you as a surprise, but never mind I have giving my words, and my words
are my bone.

You can view the web site bellow for more information on our late
client. I want you to
know the gimmick in this transaction. Meanwhile all the arrangements
how to transfer this fund have been concluded, once again I will
reach an agreement with you for the self-keeping of the fund and for
the investment and percentage which you will accept from me for the
total fund transfer. While expecting your call for more details you
may requires.

Best regards,

Dr Ntara Sima
the Bill and Exchange (Assistant) Manager.
Tel: +27-833-451-637
Fax: +27-865-105-533

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