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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: keleffer jack <keleffer_keleffer@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 22:20:52 +0100 (BST)
Subject: my offer urgent


Dear Beloved In The Lord.

I am Dr Mrs keleffer jack; Origin of Russia, I am married to Late Dr williams jack a businessman and Gold Dealer in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast .

Recently, following my ill health, my Doctor told me that I may not last for the next eight months due to my cancer problem. he told me that in the next 2 months there is going to be a spread of this cancer to my bones and I will not live again, Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a Christian, Individual and Organization whom I know may need it and will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein, according to the desire of my late husband before his death.

While my late husband was alive he kept the sum of (US$5.000.000) Five Million United States Dollar) in a General Trust Account with a prime bank in Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast .

Presently, this money is still with the bank. I want this fund to be used in liberation work Activities like, help to Pastors families, Orphanages, less privileged in the society and Christian schools, poor people in your amidst and up keeping of the Churches and for propagating the word of God and to endeavour 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 I want my husband's efforts to be used help humanity. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence 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 hence the presences of my husband's relatives are 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 shall give you the contact of the bank in Abidjan . I will also issue you the documents that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. 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. Contact me any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another for this same purpose, Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to receive your reply.

Remain blessed in the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Dr Mrs keleffer jack


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