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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: hiba abdul <hiba_dul79@yahoo.co.in>
Reply-To: hiba_abdul@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 22:27:16 +0100 (BST)
Subject: MESSAGE


Greetings,

I am Miss. Hiba abdul wahab from Cote d' Ivoire, the only daugther of late Abbas Abdulwahab, being that I lost my parent. My Father was a serving director of Cocoa exporting board until his death.

On the 19th sept 2002 my parent was murdered by the unknown REBELS during the time they attacked our neighbourhood house following the political uprising, an ex military/ ex president (General Robbert Guei) been an opposition party to the present Government of COTE D`IVOIRE by shooting and looting, even this is one of the things that contributed to the present crisis in our country today.

God so kind I was not in town when the incident occurred, The plans of the REBELS is to kill every member of General Robbert Guei family so that no one will rise up to revenge as time goes on.

There is this ($4,500,000.00 United States Dollars) which my late father Deposited in Utility Delivery And Sleaning Company in Ivory Coast as containing family valuables

Right now,i am not able to clear this box from the company because of my tender age and can not secure this money here because of the political crisis in this country,now i wish to relocate to your country where the box of Box will be shipped to and we meet after the box has been transfered to your country for investment.
I want you to help me claim and retrive the box from the security company with the documents I have here with me and transfer it into your country for my future life purposes and on profitable investment.This is 100 percent risk free also feel very free to ask questions. you will be the beneficiary and recipient of the fund.

I have plans to do investment in your country, like real estate and industrial production.and also I will be attaching my photo too for better identification.
For futher informations of my points,kindly make out a time and visit this websites below:

1:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2268718.stm
2:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2267971.stm
3:http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,795364,00.html

I am looking forward to doing this business with you and solicit your confidentiality in this transaction.
Best Regards
Hiba abdul wahab.



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