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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: "Ali Kareem" <ali_kareem01@latinmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 20:22:04 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: OUR OPPORTUNITY



FROM THE DESK OF MR.ALI KAREEM.
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER,
BANK OF AFRICAN (BOA),
OUAGADOUGOU-BURKINA FASO,
WEST AFRICA.

DEAR FRIEND,=20

I AM MR.ALI KAREEM,THE AUDITTING MANAGER OF BANK OF AFRICAN (BOA) BURKI=
NA FASO.DURING MY INVESTIGATION AND AUDITTING IN THIS BANK,I CAME ACROS=
S A VERY HUGE SUM OF MONEY BELONGING TO A DECEASED PERSON WHO DIED ON 3=
1ST OCTOBER 1999 IN A PLANE CRASH:CNN NEWS: (http://www.cnn.com/US/9910=
/31/egyptair.families.02/) AND THE FUND HAS BEEN DORMANT IN HIS ACCOUNT=
WITH THIS BANK WITHOUT ANY CLAIM OF THE FUND IN OUR CUSTODY EITHER FRO=
M HIS FAMILY OR RELATION BEFORE MY DISCOVERY TO THIS ISSUE.THE SAID AMO=
UNT WAS U.S$13.7M (THIRTEEN MILLON SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS).

MEANWHILE ALL THE WHOLE ARRANGEMENT TO PUT CLAIM OVER THIS FUND AS THE =
BONAFIDE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED,GET THE REQUIRED APPROVAL AND TRAN=
SFER THIS MONEY TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE. THE TRANSFE=
R OF THIS FUND WILL REQUIRE A SECOND PARTY OR FELLOW WHO WILL FORWARD C=
LAIM AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE BANK AND ALSO PRESENT A FOREIGN ACCOUNT =
WHERE THE FUND WILL BE RE-TRANSFERRED AFTER PAYMENT APPROVAL IS GRANTED=
THE BANKING LAW AND GUIDLING HERE STIPULATES THAT IF SUCH FUND REMAINE=
D UNCLAIMED AFTER TEN YEARS IT WILL BE TRANSFERED INTO THE BANK TREASUR=
Y AS UNCLAIMED FUND.THE REQUEST OF FOREIGNER AS NEXT OF KIN IN THIS BUS=
INESS IS OCCASSIONED BY THE FACT THAT THE CUSTOMER WAS A FOREIGNER AND =
A BURKINABE CANNOT STAND AS NEXT OF KIN TO A FOREIGNER.

MOREOVER,I WILL NOT FAIL TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RI=
SK FREE. AND ON SMOOTH CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION,YOU WILL BE ENTIT=
LED TO 40% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS GRATIFICATION, WHILE 10% WILL BE SET ASI=
DE TO TAKE CARE OF EXPENSES THAT MAY ARISE DURING THE TIME OF TRANSFER =
AND ALSO TELEPHONE BILLS, WHILE 50% WILL BE FOR ME.I WILL BE MONITORING=
THE WHOLE TRANSACTION HERE IN THIS BANK UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE TOTAL FU=
ND IN YOUR ACCOUNT AND I WILL COME OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR MY OWN SHAR=
E OF THE FUND.PLEASE CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY VIA THIS MY EMAIL ADDRESS =
BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS (ali_kareem01@myway.com)

THANKS AND BE BLESSED

YOURS FAITHFULLY,
MR.ALI KAREEM.


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