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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: "DR.UMARUDIKO SAHA" <willisonvan3@yahoo.com.sg>
Reply-To: umarudikosaha230@yahoo.com.sg
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 22:31:56 +0800 (CST)
Subject: Dear Good Friend


Dear Good Friend

My name is Mr Umarudiko Saha,am the branch and computer manager here in our bank.I have only written to seek your indulgence and assistance. I wish to make a transfer involving a huge.amount of base $7.5m of Late Mr Michael Foe out of the bank,he died since 2003,till now the account remains dormat.I am proposing to make this transfer to a designated bank account of your choice. Thus, for your indulgence and support, I propose an offer of 20% of the total amount to be yours after the transfer has been successfully concluded.

Your full name and.phone number/fax is need in the first place.Kindly reply me stating your interest, and I shall furnish you with the details and necessary proceedures with which to make the transfer progress.

I will give you all the vital information of the account which you will use to overcome the bank stringent test and gives you right to deposit as next of kin if you follow my instruction and

Yours faithfully,
Mr Umarudiko Saha




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