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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: "eduardo.pablogarcia1" <eduardo.pablogarcia1@laposte.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 15:48:07 +0200
Subject: Partnership With You!!!!



FROM DESK OF EDUARDO GARCIA
MR. EDUARDO GARCIA
BANCO BANESTO S .A.
MADRID ,
CENTRAL MADRID HQ,
SPAIN.
PRIVATE EMAIL:(eduardogarciap@hotmail.com).

I AM MR EDUADO GARCIA,A STAFF OF ONE OF THE COMMERCIAL BANKS IN SPAIN (BANCO BANESTO S .A).
I HAVE A BUSINESS WHICH WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO BOTH OF US. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY INVOLVED IS ($70.000.000. )SEVENTY MILLION US DOLLARS) WHICH I WANT TO TRANSFER OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, ALL TO MY FINANCIAL BENEFIT AND YOURS TOO. AND ALSO TO TAKE MY WIFE TO USA FOR TREATMENT OF LIVER DAMAGE.
THIS MONEY WAS OWNED BY ONE OF THE CUSTOMERS IN OUR BANK.THE MAN'S NAME IS CALLED Andreas Schranner FROM Munich,Germany.

A BUSINESS COMMERCIALIST IN THIS PART OF EUROPE. HE HAS BEEN DEAD SINCE SEVEN YEARS AGO ON JULY,2000 PLANE CRASH[Flight AF4590 ] WITH THE WHOLE PASSENGERS ABOARD .N.B.IN OTHER FOR YOU TO BELIEVE ME HONESTLY GO THROUGH THIS (website) BEFORE YOU START WITH ME.BELOW IS THE
( website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm)
AND SINCE THEN,NO CLAIM HAS BEEN PLACED IN HIS BANK ACCOUNT BALANCE.

I WANT TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY OUT OF THE COUNTRY BUT SUCH FUND CAN NOT BE TRANSFERRED WITHOUT A NEXT OF KIN ATTACHED TO THE FUND ACCORDING TO OUR BANKING LAWS HERE IN SPAIN.
YOU WILL KNOW,IF YOU ARE CONVERSANT WITH SPAIN,THAT IT HAS VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES AND THE BEST BUILDINGS ARE HERE.THIS IS THE MAJOR ASPECT OF OUR ECONOMY,WHICH BRING US TO THE LIME LIGHT IN ALL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.

THE FUND COULD BE TRANSFERRED IN THESE WAY;YOU SHALL PRESENT YOURSELF AS A RELATIVE THAT OF THE DECEASED AS DETAILS SHALL BE THAT YOU ARE THE CARE-TAKER BUSINESS ASSOCIATES TO MR.Andreas Schranner AND HIS PROPERTIES.
I SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE TO YOU MATERIALS AND INFORMATION WITH WHICH A SUCCESSFUL CLAIM SHALL BE PLACED ON THE FUND. I SHALL BE YOUR GUIDIANCE AND INSTRUCTOR THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THIS TRANSACTION SO AS TO ENSURE A SWIFT AND SURE TRANSFER OF THE FUND TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.

AS TO YOUR BENEFITS, YOU SHALL BE ENTITLED TO 40% OF THIS FUND FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS TRANSACTION. SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED,SEND A REPLY TO ME IMMEDIATELY AND IN YOUR REPLY PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR [PRIVATE PHONE NUMBERS]URGENCY HAS TO BE IMPLIED AND THIS BUSINESS MUST STRICTLY BE A DEAL BETWEEN BOTH OF US .
PLEASE CONTACT ME ON MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.
PRIVATE EMAILS:(eduardogarciap@hotmail.com).
BEST REGARDS,
EDUARDO GARCIA

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