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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: linda biros <linda.biro5@hotmail.fr>
Reply-To: <linda.biros2007@yahoo.fr>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 12:11:36 +0100
Subject: From Linda/Michael Biros



From Linda/Michael BirosBox : 01 BP 54286 Abidjan 01-RCIAdress : Abidjan-Cocody40 Rue des Jardins, Villa 126Telephone: 00225 2851 75.

Good Day,

WITH THE BEST COMPLIMENTS OF THE YEAR,
I wish to solicit your help in migrating to your country, My name is Miss Linda and Michael Biros are the children of Late General Alexandre Biros the former Director of military inteligence and special acting General Manager of the Sieria Leone Diamond mining coperation(SLDMC ). I am contacting you to seek your good assistance to transfer and invest USD18,5 million belonging to our late father which is deposited in a bank in Abidjan. This money is revenues from solid minirals and dimonds sale which were under my fathers possession before the civil war broke out.

Following the brake out of the war, almost all government offices, coperations and parastatals were attacked and vandalized. The SLDMC was loothed and burnt down to ashes, and diamonds worth millions of dollars was stolen by the rebel military forces who attacked our fathers office.

Many top government officials and senior army officers were assasinated and my father was a key target because of his very sensitive military possition and appointment in the SLDMC. Regreatably, my father was captured and murdered along with half brother in cool blood during a mid-night rebel shoot-out when our official residence in freetown was armbushed by Fordey Sanko the notorious rebel leader.

Our mother sustainded very sever bullet injuries which resulted to her untimelyand painful death in a private hospital here in Ivory Coast.

Now we are alone in a totally strange country without parents, relatives or any body to care for us at our tender ages
.
Before our mother died, she told us that our father deposited some money which he made from diamond sales and contracts at this bank here in Ivory Coast and that we should pray and find a trustworthy foreign business partner who would help us to transfer and invest this money in profitable business venture overseas. She told us to do this quickly so that we can leave Ivory Coast to settle down in abroad. She gave us all the bank documents to prove the deposit and then told us that my father used my brother'name as the only son to deposit the money in the bank.She told us that this is the reason why we came to Ivory Coast. Our mother died afterwards. May her spirit rest in perfect peace.

We have gone to the bank to make inquires about this money and we spoke with the director of International remittance who assured us that the everything is intact and promised to help us transfer this money to my foreign partners bank account as soon as I provide my partners foreign bank account for them. However, the director is very concerned because of my age, I am 21 years and as such promised to help us and we would like to speak with you as a partner to ensure that this money is invested wisely in only rofitable business because of his personal interest and sympathy for us.

If you are will to assist us, please let us know immediately and provide us with your following information for bank here:1. Your full names and address, tel/ fax2. Name of Bank and addres, Tel/fax/telex3. Account name and number and4. swift code etc.

Please note that we can only offer you 25% of the total money as compensation for your noble assistance in accodiance with our mothers advise. We are interested in any profitable commercial venture which you consider very good in your country and you would also get a school for us, my little brother so that we can finish our colledge education.We hoping to hear your urgent response so that we can not look for another foreign partner.
Thank you and may God bless you and your dear family.
Yours sincerely

Miss Linda and Michael Biros.
From Linda/Michael BirosBox : 01 BP 54286 Abidjan 01-RCIAdress : Abidjan-Cocody40 Rue des Jardins, Villa 126Telephone: 00225 2851 75.

Good Day,

WITH THE BEST COMPLIMENTS OF THE YEAR,
I wish to solicit your help in migrating to your country, My name is Miss Linda and Michael Biros are the children of Late General Alexandre Biros the former Director of military inteligence and special acting General Manager of the Sieria Leone Diamond mining coperation(SLDMC ). I am contacting you to seek your good assistance to transfer and invest USD18,5 million belonging to our late father which is deposited in a bank in Abidjan. This money is revenues from solid minirals and dimonds sale which were under my fathers possession before the civil war broke out.

Following the brake out of the war, almost all government offices, coperations and parastatals were attacked and vandalized. The SLDMC was loothed and burnt down to ashes, and diamonds worth millions of dollars was stolen by the rebel military forces who attacked our fathers office.

Many top government officials and senior army officers were assasinated and my father was a key target because of his very sensitive military possition and appointment in the SLDMC. Regreatably, my father was captured and murdered along with half brother in cool blood during a mid-night rebel shoot-out when our official residence in freetown was armbushed by Fordey Sanko the notorious rebel leader.

Our mother sustainded very sever bullet injuries which resulted to her untimelyand painful death in a private hospital here in Ivory Coast.

Now we are alone in a totally strange country without parents, relatives or any body to care for us at our tender ages
.
Before our mother died, she told us that our father deposited some money which he made from diamond sales and contracts at this bank here in Ivory Coast and that we should pray and find a trustworthy foreign business partner who would help us to transfer and invest this money in profitable business venture overseas. She told us to do this quickly so that we can leave Ivory Coast to settle down in abroad. She gave us all the bank documents to prove the deposit and then told us that my father used my brother'name as the only son to deposit the money in the bank.She told us that this is the reason why we came to Ivory Coast. Our mother died afterwards. May her spirit rest in perfect peace.

We have gone to the bank to make inquires about this money and we spoke with the director of International remittance who assured us that the everything is intact and promised to help us transfer this money to my foreign partners bank account as soon as I provide my partners foreign bank account for them. However, the director is very concerned because of my age, I am 21 years and as such promised to help us and we would like to speak with you as a partner to ensure that this money is invested wisely in only rofitable business because of his personal interest and sympathy for us.

If you are will to assist us, please let us know immediately and provide us with your following information for bank here:1. Your full names and address, tel/ fax2. Name of Bank and addres, Tel/fax/telex3. Account name and number and4. swift code etc.

Please note that we can only offer you 25% of the total money as compensation for your noble assistance in accodianc
From Linda/Michael BirosBox : 01 BP 54286 Abidjan 01-RCIAdress : Abidjan-Cocody40 Rue des Jardins, Villa 126Telephone: 00225 2851 75.

Good Day,

WITH THE BEST COMPLIMENTS OF THE YEAR,
I wish to solicit your help in migrating to your country, My name is Miss Linda and Michael Biros are the children of Late General Alexandre Biros the former Director of military inteligence and special acting General Manager of the Sieria Leone Diamond mining coperation(SLDMC ). I am contacting you to seek your good assistance to transfer and invest USD18,5 million belonging to our late father which is deposited in a bank in Abidjan. This money is revenues from solid minirals and dimonds sale which were under my fathers possession before the civil war broke out.

Following the brake out of the war, almost all government offices, coperations and parastatals were attacked and vandalized. The SLDMC was loothed and burnt down to ashes, and diamonds worth millions of dollars was stolen by the rebel military forces who attacked our fathers office.

Many top government officials and senior army officers were assasinated and my father was a key target because of his very sensitive military possition and appointment in the SLDMC. Regreatably, my father was captured and murdered along with half brother in cool blood during a mid-night rebel shoot-out when our official residence in freetown was armbushed by Fordey Sanko the notorious rebel leader.

Our mother sustainded very sever bullet injuries which resulted to her untimelyand painful death in a private hospital here in Ivory Coast.

Now we are alone in a totally strange country without parents, relatives or any body to care for us at our tender ages
.
Before our mother died, she told us that our father deposited some money which he made from diamond sales and contracts at this bank here in Ivory Coast and that we should pray and find a trustworthy foreign business partner who would help us to transfer and invest this money in profitable business venture overseas. She told us to do this quickly so that we can leave Ivory Coast to settle down in abroad. She gave us all the bank documents to prove the deposit and then told us that my father used my brother'name as the only son to deposit the money in the bank.She told us that this is the reason why we came to Ivory Coast. Our mother died afterwards. May her spirit rest in perfect peace.

We have gone to the bank to make inquires about this money and we spoke with the director of International remittance who assured us that the everything is intact and promised to help us transfer this money to my foreign partners bank account as soon as I provide my partners foreign bank account for them. However, the director is very concerned because of my age, I am 21 years and as such promised to help us and we would like to speak with you as a partner to ensure that this money is invested wisely in only rofitable business because of his personal interest and sympathy for us.

If you are will to assist us, please let us know immediately and provide us with your following information for bank here:1. Your full names and address, tel/ fax2. Name of Bank and addres, Tel/fax/telex3. Account name and number and4. swift code etc.

Please note that we can only offer you 25% of the total money as compensation for your noble assistance in accodiance with our mothers advise. We are interested in any profitable commercial venture which you consider very good in your country and you would also get a school for us, my little brother so that we can finish our colledge education.We hoping to hear your urgent response so that we can not look for another foreign partner.
Thank you and may God bless you and your dear family.
Yours sincerely

Miss Linda and Michael Biros.e with our mothers advise. We are interested in any profitable commercial venture which you consider very good in your country and you would also get a school for us, my little brother so that we can finish our colledge education.We hoping to hear your urgent response so that we can not look for another foreign partner.
Thank you and may God bless you and your dear family.
Yours sincerely

Miss Linda and Michael Biros.
_________________________________________________________________
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