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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: "Nine Murshid" <nine_sulaiman8@yahoo.co.uk> (may be fake)
Reply-To: nine_sulaiman13@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 23:23:58 +0000
Subject: Assalamou Aley Koum.

Assalamou Aley Koum.
Dear Sir.

We are very sorry if this might offend you .though we don't know you but i and my youger brother believes that the spirit of lovely dead father who left us unfortunately is always by our side .We know he is aware where ever he is, that we are contact you to assist us with our heart based on trust .For we beleive that he will never allow us to go into the hands of evill men.

Permit my younger brother and i to introduce our selves to you.And to describe our Problem to you in this present situation and Almighty Allah whom we serve will reward you.
My name is Nine Murshid, 24ys and my younger brother Sulaiman Murshid 22ys old , we are the only daughter and son of late Mr.and Mrs. Dr.Ghassan Murshid. We are a nationality of Benin Republic

My father was a highly reputable busnness magnet-(a cocoa merchant) who operated in the capital of Dakar Senegal during his days.It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad in the year of 2001 12th. October .Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been done by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time. But Almighty Allah knows the truth!

Our mother died when my younger brother and i were very young, and since then our father took us so special. Before his death on october 12th 2001, he told me and sulaiman that he has the sum of Twelve Million, Six Hundred Thousand United State Dollars.
(USD$12.600.000) at a bank here in dakar senegal.

I am just 24years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. My younger brother and i are seeking for a trust warthy and honest foreign partner who will help us to receive this total fund for us and help us in investing the total fund and my younger brother and i will come over and live with him in his country also continue our education because of the problems we faced in our family after the death of our parents.

Sir we want to nominate you as a foreign partner to me and my younger brother at the bank where our late father deposited the total fund when he was alive so that you will receive the fund from the bank for us.

This is because we have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Dakar Senegal. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my younger brother and my life.We would appreciate it if you accept to be every sincere to us .

If you can help us we are going to provide the necesarry Documents which the fund was Deposited with so that you can receive the Total fund from the bank on our behafe for our invesment over there in your country and also to foward our educations .

My younger brother and i are in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.

Please my younger brother and i want to ask you these few questions:-

A. Can you honestly help us ?
B. Can my younger brothet and i completely trust you?
C. And please how do we compasate you?

We need some one that we will trust and will not betray me and my younger brother but before anything, we are going to make every thing legal and know you more.Please if you can help us in a honest way send us your private email address so that we can tell you more about our selve and how to contact the bank so that you will make enquiries from the bank.May Almighty Allah bless you.

Please do fill the form below for your nomination at Fidelity Bank Of Senegal Plc Dakar Senegal
Here is necessary required informations of you by Fiedlity Bank Of Senegal.


1. Your Full Name.....................................................................
2. Nationality........................................................................
3. Your Age ........................................ Sex..............................
4. Marital Status.....................................................................
5. Your Occupation.................................Position...........................
6. Your Home Address.........................................Office Address...........
7. Your Telephone number............................... Fax Number....................
8. A Scan Copy Of Your International Passport Or Driving Licence......................
9. Bank Account Details...............................................................

All this are needed for nomination in Fidelity Bank Of Senegal.

May Almight Alla prosper you and see you through your problems as you give us a positive reply.Reply us here nine_sulaiman1@yahoo.com

Thank you so much.
Yours sincere ,
Ms Nine Murshid and younger brother Sulaiman Murshid.



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