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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: Clement Moore <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 21:18:26 +0000

I am Clement Moore, a member of lndependent committee of Eminent person {ICEP} , switzerland. ICEP is charged with the responsibility of finding bank account in switzerland belonging to non-swiss indigenes, which have remained dormant since world may interest you to know that in july of 1997,the swiss bank's association published a list of dormant account originally opened by non-swiss citizen. these account had been dormart since the end of worldwar11{ may 1945}. most belonged to Holocaust victims.The continuing effort of the lndependent committee of Eminent person{ICEP} have since resulted in the discovery of additional dormant account -54,000 in December, 1999 the published list contain all types of dormant accounts,including lnterest-bearing saving accounts securities accounts, safe deposit boxes,custody accounts,and non-lnterest -bearing transaction accounts. Numbered account are also lncluded. Interest is paid on accounts that were lnterestbearing when established, the claim resolution tribunal [CRT] ( handles processing of all claimson accounts due non-swiss citizen .It is against this back drop that a dormant account or ORDNER ADELE with a credit balance of 6,000,000 00,us dollars plus accoumulated lnterest was discovered by ME .the beneficiary wasmurdered during the holocaust era, leaving no will and no possible records for trace of heirs.The claims resolution tribunal has been mandated to report all unclaimed funds for permanent closure of accounts and transfer of existing credit balance into the treasury of switzerland government of assets of deceased benificiaries who died ltenstate {leaving no wills} .As a top executive at ICEP , i have all secret details and necessary contacts for claims of the funds of this particular account without any hitch. The funds will be banked in the cayman lsland or a suitable account that you deem fit to accomodate the funds, being a tax free, safe haven for funds andwe can share the funds and use in investment of our choice due to the sensitive nature of my job, l need a foreigner to help claim the funds. All that is required is for you to provide me with your details for processing of the necessary legal and administrative claim documents for transfer of the funds inyour name. THIS PARTICULAR FUND AS I SPEAK WITH YOU IS CURRENTLY AWAITING CLAIMS AND SHALL BE PAID OUT TO ITS BENEFICIARY FROM A BANK IN THE UK.kindly provide me with your full name,address,and telephone,/fax.I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successfuly. I have contacted a lawyer that will prepare the necessary documents that will back you up as the next of kin/benefciary to ORDNER ADELE before the funds can be transfered to you to a nominated bank account of your choice.My share will be 60 percent and your share is 40 percent of the total amount . There is no RISK INVOLVED.You can find additional lnformation about unclaimed funds through the lnternetat the following websites: www.swissbankclaim.comhttp// holocaustwww.avotaynu.comwww.icheic.orgwww.liungheirs.comwww.wiesenthal.comThe Holocaust claim processing office has put this particular fund in escrow account with a BANK IN THE U.K awaiting submission of valid claim for necessary disbursement. I find myself privileged to have this lnformation and this is a great opportunity for a life time of success without risk . Due to security reasons, do call me immediatley on: +221 595 9694. and send me an e-mail.Thank you for your prompt response.Best regards.Clement Moore.
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