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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: mami saga <mamisaga07@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 01:19:14 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: HELP ME PLEASE




FROM: MAMI SAGA
(mamisaga07@yahoo.com)
COUNTRY: ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST

DEAR LOVELY ONE,

PLEASE PERMIT ME TO INTRODUCE MY SELF TO YOU, MY NAME IS MAMI SAGA,I AM 22 YEARS OLD, THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF LATE CHIEF EMMUEL SAGA WHO WAS A FAMOUS COCOA MERCHANT BASED IN ABIDJAN HERE,THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF IVORY COAST (COTE D'IVOIRE). I AM SEEKING FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION TO HELP ME TRANSFER THE SUM OF (US$12,500,000.00 )TWELVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE OF AMERICAN DOLLARS INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. PLEASE, I AM WILLING TO OFFER YOU 15% OF THIS MY TOTAL FUND AS YOUR COMMISSION FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE TO ME. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS IN RELATION TO THIS FUND DEPOSITED BY MY LATE FATHER IN THE BANK. PLEASE QUICKLY
AND KINDLY REPLY ME ON THIS MY PRIVATE
EMAIL ADDRESS,FOR CONFIDENTIAL AND SECURITY REASONS .(mamisaga07@yahoo.com )
PLEASE KINDLY MAIL ME IMMEDIATELY YOU RECEIVE THIS MY LETTER FOR ME TO GIVE YOU MORE IMPORTANT DETAILS CONCERNING THIS FUND AND EQUALLY SEND YOU MY PHOTOS SO THAT YOU WILL SEE AND KNOW WHOM I AM.
THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR ME.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

MAMI SAGA



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