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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: "info_o@terra.es" <info_o@terra.es>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:38:56 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: HOW ARE YOU?


ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL
SECURITIES COMPANY
@40 MARINA ROAD APAPA
LAGOS NIGERIA

DEAR FRIEND,

THIS LETTER MAY COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE BUT IT IS
OUT OF MY DESIRE TO SHARE THIS MUTUAL PROPOSAL WITH
YOU, I APOLOGISE USING THIS MEDIUM TO REACH YOU FOR A
BUSINESS/TRANSACTION OF THIS MAGNITUDE, BUT THIS IS DUE TO
CONFIDENCIALITY
AND PROMPT ACCESS
REPOSED ON THIS MEDIUM. IT IS WITH TRUST THAT I WISH TO CONTACT YOU ON
THIS MATTER MY NAME IS MR.KEN A GENERAL SECRETARY IN
ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL SECURITIES COMPANY HERE IN NIGERIA THERE IS A
CONSIGNMENT CONTAINING A SUM OF (30,000,000.00USD)THIRTY MILLION UNITED
STATES DOLLARS DEPOSITED
IN OUR COMPANY FOR SAFE KEEPING BY ONE MR. GUEI WALTER BEFORE HIS
DEATH,
NO ONE HAS COME TO CLAIM THIS CONSIGNMENT AS A BENEFICIARY TILL DATE.
I AM HONORABLY SEEKING FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AS FOLLOWS:-

(1) I WANT YOU TO ACT AS A BENEFICIARY

(2) I WANT YOU TO PROVIDE A BANK ACCOUNT WHERE THIS
MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED

I WILL PROVIDE YOU THE ENTIRE NECESSARY DOCUMENT FOR THIS CONSIGNMENT
TO PROVE THE CONSIGNEE AS A BENEFICIARY TO THE COMPANY, 40% OF TOTAL
AMAOUNT MAPPED OUT FOR YOU WHILE THE 60% MAPPED OUT FOR ME.
IF YOU ARE OKAY WITH MY CONDITION DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL ME ON MY
DIRECT LINE (234 80 20571066) OR YOU SEND ME -MAIL ken_rondo12@yahoo.fr
SO
THAT I CAN FURNISH YOU UP WITH ALL THE INFORMATION NEEDED,
I WISH TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. FOR QUICK .
RESPONSE PLEASE REPPLY TO ken_rondo12@yahoo.fr

THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION

MR KEN RONDO









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