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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: jenifer dube <jeniferdube_75@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 01:33:52 +0000
Subject: SEEKING AN URGENT ASSISTANCE



NAME : JENIFERDUBE

PHONE.27/731_ 752_341

ATTN:SIR/MADAM

SEEKING AN URGENT ASSISTANCE

PLEASE DON'T BE SURPRISE TO SEE THIS MY URGENT PROPOSAL ITS FROM SOME ONE THAT NEEDS AN URGENT ASSISTANCE.I SEE YOUR CONTACT FROM THE INTERNET IN ONE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE WEBSITE.MY NAME IS MRS. JENIFER DUBE THE WIFE OF LATE MR.GEORGEMAMUNNA OF BULAWAYO PROVINCE IN ZIMBABWE.MY HUSBAND WAS BRUTALLY MURDERD BY THE SO CALL PEACEMOVEMENT ORGANISATINS, MEMBERS OF PRESIDENT ROBERTMUGABE'S, PARTY OVER OUR FARMLAND AND PROPERTIES IN MY COUNTRY ZIMBABWE,

IN THE PAST YEAR PRESIDENT MUGABE INSTRUCTED ALL THE WHITE FARMERS IN MY COUNTRY TO EVERQUATE THEIR FARMS AND PROPERTIES AND GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT ANY CONPESATIONS.

MY LATE HUSBAND AND SOME OTHER MEMBERS OF ZIMBABWE FARMERS ASSOCIATION (ZFA) DID NOT SURPORT PRESIDENT MUGABE'S IDEA'S THEY TEAM TOGETHER TO SEE IF THEY CAN RESOLVE THE ISSUE OF THE WHITE FARMER, TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DIDN'T LOSS THEIR FARMS THEY HAVE LABOURED FOR FOR YEARS. NOT KNOWING THAT SOME OF THEM ARE TRATORS,

PRESIDENT MUGABE FIND OUT ABOUT THE PLANS OF MY LATEHUSBAND AND FEW OTHERS. HE SENT HIS HEATMEN TO ASSASINATE MY HUSBAND WITHOUT ANY CAUSES BEFOR THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND HE MADE IT CLEAR TO ME THAT HE CAN JOIN HIS ANCESTORS AT ANY TIME HE TOLD ME THAT HE AND THE TRESURER OF ZIMBABWE FARMERS ASSOCIATION (ZFA) MR.BRIAN PATEY, (A WHITE FARMER) HAD DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY IN SOUTH AFRICA THE SUM OF $10,600,000 (Ten Million Six Hundred Thousand) FOR THE IMPORTATIONS OF FARM MACHINERIES. THIS MONEY WAS DEPOSITED AS VALEUABLES, NOT LETTING THE SECURITY COMPANY KNOW THE CONTENTS OF THE COSIGNMENT, WITH THE HELP OF HIS LAWER. MR. BRAIN PATEY AND MY HUSBAND WAS BRUTALLY MUTHERD ALONG WITH SOME OTHERS BY MUGABES MEN LEAVING ME A WIDOW. AM NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH MY TWO CHILDREN WILLSON, AND JOHN BECASE MY COUNTRY IS NO LONGER SAVE FOR US ,

AM SEEKING THE HELP OF ANY FOREIGN INVESTOR THAT WILL COME DOWN TO SOUTH AFRICA TO HELP US CLAIM THIS FUND FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY AND HELP US IN INVESTING THIS FUND IN HIS/HER CONTRY, SO THAT I CAN GIVE MY CHILDREN A GOOD LIFE AGAIN.YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT 5% OF THE TOTAL SUM HAVE BEEN SET ASIDE FOR ANY EXPENSIS YOU MAY INQURE DURING THIS TRANSACTION AND YOU WE WILL GIVE YOU 25%OF THE TOTAL SUM FOR YOR ASSISTANCE. PLEASE IF YOU ARE WILLING TO ASSIST US CONTACT MY SON,JOHN TRHOUGH
PHONE.+27 731_752_341 OR EMAIL ,jenifer_dube@yahoo.com
FURNISH ME WITH YOUR DETAILS PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS SO THAT MY SON I CAN GIVE YOU IN DETAILS THE PROVE OF THE DEPOSITE OF THIS FUND.PLEASE THIS TRANSACTION IS IN LINE WITH THE LAW AND IS 100%RISK FREE.MY BEST REGARDS,(MRS. JENIFER BIYA AND SON'S)









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