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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: john kanede <john_kanede02@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: john_kanede1@yahoo.co.jp
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 05:29:45 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: From: john kanede


From: john kanede
Av.12 RD 16,Apt.39B, Triechville
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.

For logistic reason Please contact me through this my private e.mail Address:(john_kanede1@yahoo.co.jp)

Attention: Respectful Greetings and How are you today Iam john kanede, The Son of late Chief Joseph kanede, My Late father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant based in abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast West Africa before his death.
I would like you to permit me to apply through this medium for your co-operation and to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint relationship and business with you in your country. this is because I inheritated an important sum from my late father who died in recent political crisis in Ivory Coast .
Before the death of my father he informed me near his hospital bed at chu- teaching hospital, that he has saved the total sum of ($6.500,000) Six Million Five houndred thousand united states dollars only, in a local bank here,He also gave me the deposit slip which he used to made the deposit.He deposited the money with his name and my name as the next of kin.

I intend to invest this fund in profitable areas in your country into a very lucratives business venture of which you are to advise and execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us .
Most especially is for you to help me come over to your base if possible for You be able to co-operate with me to become my business partner in your country and create ideas on how money will be invested, properly managed and the type of investment after the money is transferred to your custody with your assistance.
This fund is legitimately acquired by my late father from sales of cocoa and coffee and diamond dealings, Thank you for your understanding.

Further directives and details about the deposit and on how this fund will be transfered into your nominated account for my investement purposes will be given to you as soon as I get your response,
I am eagerly waiting for your urgent response.
Remain Blessed.

Faithfully john kanede.




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