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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: opoku daniel <dan.opoku@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 08:43:47 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP


MR DANIEL OPOKU
ABIDJAN COTEDVOIRE
EMAILdan.opoku@yahoo.co.uk

ATTN.

DEAR RESPECTFUL ONE,

I KNOW THIS LETTER WILL COME AS SUPRISE TO YOU,BUT BEFORE I
BEGIN. I AM MR DANIEL OPOKU WARH. I AM THE FIRST SON OF LATE KING OF ASHANTE GOLD KINGDOM. NANA OTOUFOUR OPOKU WARH THE SECOND.THE
GREATEST KING OF GHANA.MY FATHER STARTED HIS EDUCATION CARRIER IN
GHANA,AND COMPLETED HIS UNIVERSITY IN OXFORD UNIVERSITY ENDGLAND,
WHERE HE GRAUDUATED AS A LAWYER.AND FROM THERE HE BECAME THE FORMER GHANA AMBASSADOR IN ITALY.

THEN 1971 HE BECAME THE KING OF ASHANTE AND HE RULED FROM 1971 TO 1999 BEFORE HE DIED, I WAS IN ABIDJAN, SO I LEFT ABIDJAN TO GHANA AS THE FIRST SON AND TO TAKE CARE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION THAT HE LEFT FOR ME ,ALTHOUGH MY FATHER DEPOSITED GOLD DUST & BARS IN A SECURITY COMPANY IN ABIDJAN WHERE I AM PRESENTLY LIVING AND THE COST IS $35 MILLION US DOLLARS, AND I AM THE FIRST SON OF MY FATHER.

SO NOW,I AM LOOKING FOR A GOOD RESPONSIBLE AND GOD FEARING
PERSON WHO CAN ASSIST IN TRANSFERING THE GOLD BARS TO ANY OF HIS OR HER SITAUATABLE COUNTRY.OR THE PERSON CAN COME DOWN HERE IN ABIDJAN, AND WITHNESS THE GOLD BARS IN A SECURITY COMPANY HERE IN ABIDJAN.WHEN MY FATHER WAS ALIFE, HE HAS 40% OF ASHANTE GOLD MINES
AT OBUASI, BECAUSE THE LAND BELONG TO THE KINGDOM OF ASHANTE IN GHANA.

PLEASE IF YOU ARE INTERESTING INTO BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP, PLEASE REPLY ME THROUGH THIS EMAIL BELOW.

dan.opoku@yahoo.co.uk
GOD BLESS YOU ANDYOUR FAMILY AMEN
BEST REGARD, FROM
MR DANIEL OPOKU.
GOLD LOC


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