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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: "Von:Frau Theresa Margai" <info_margai@myway.com> (may be fake)
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 19:09:26 +0100
Subject: hi

Von:Frau Theresa Margai

P O Box51009

DubaiUnited Arab Emirate



Guten Tag ;



Ich bin Theresa Margai-Kult. Ich war eine Mitglied des erdölAufsichtsrats des

vereigniten Arabische Emirates.



In meiner Amtzeit hatte Ich Erdöl an Asien verkauft. Der Verkauft würdemit $ 5.800.000.00 mehr abgerechnet. Dieses Extra Geld in hohe von 5,8millionen Dollar soll an michbezalt werden.

Ich wurde michfreuen wenn Sie mir helfen konnen, das Geld im Empfang zu nehmen und es zuinvestieren.

Ich bitte um einer Geheimhaltung deises Geschäfts. Ihrer Anteil an dasGeld und die Bediegungen konnten wir besprechen.

Ich freue michauf Ihrer Antwort und einer Zusammenarbeit.



Bitte an meiner private E-mail: margai_theresa11@yahoo.fr



Mit freundlichen Grüßen



Frau Theresa Margai


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