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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: MR MOHD AL HENYAMI <mohd_al28@yahoo.co.in>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 22:39:54 +0400
Subject: BUSINESS OFFER


FROM THE DESK OF
MR MOHD AL HENYAMI
REGIONAL MANAGER
NATIONAL BANK OF DUBAI
RASSHIDIYA BRANCH

HELLO DEAR,

My name is Mohd al henyami, I am the regional manager of the National Bank Of Dubai Rasshidiya branch Dubai. I got your information during my search through the Internet. I am 48years of age and married with 3 lovely kids. It may interest you to hear that I am a man of PEACE and don't want problem,but i don't know how you will feel about this because you might feel that its scam yes there are many scammers. but am telling you that this is real and you are not going to regret after doing this transaction with me. I only hope we can assist each other. If you don't want this business offer kindly forget it as I will not contact you again.

I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both of us, as the regional manager of the National Bank Of Dubai; it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital Abu Dhabi-UAE at the end of each year. On the course of the last year 2006 end of year report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made (Eleven Million Five Hundred thousand United States Dollars) [$11.5M] which my head office are not aware of and will never be aware of. I have since place this fund on what we call SUSPENSE ACCOUNT without any beneficiary.

As an officer of the bank I can- not be directly connected to this money, so this informed my contacting you for us to work so that you can assist receive this money into your bank account for us to SHARE. While you will have 25% of the total fund .Note there are practically no risk involved, it will be bank to bank transfer, all I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of this fund who made
the deposit with our branch so that my Head office can order the transfer to your designated bank account. If you accept this offer to work with me, I will appreciate it very much. As soon as I receive your response I will details you on how we can achieve it successfully.

Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of my mutual
business Endeavour by furnishing me with the following;

1. Your Full Names
2. Direct Telephone and Fax numbers

Best regards,
MOHD AL HENYAMI

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