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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: ab mus0 <ab_mus047b@hotmail.fr>
Reply-To: <ab_mus01bb@yahoo.ca>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 19:41:58 +0000
Subject: CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSAL FROM



CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSAL FROM
MR.AB MUS THE CHIEF AUDITOR INCHARGE,

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB).

OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO.

WEST AFRICA.


Dear Partner,



I presumed that all is well with you and your family. Please let this do not be a surprise proposal to you because i got your contact information from the international directory in few weeks ago before i decided to contact you on this magintude and lucrative transaction for our future survival in life. Moreover, i have laid all the solemn trust in you before i decided to disclose this successful & confidential transaction to you.


I AM MR. AB MUS, THE CHIEF AUDITOR INCHARGE OF FOREIGN REMITTANCE UNIT of our bank and i have had the intent to contact you over this financial

transaction worth the sum of NINTEEN MILLION, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND

UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($19,300,000.00 ) for our success.This is an abandoned

sum that belongs to one of our bank foreign customers who died along with his

entire family through plane crash disaster since few years ago. Meanwhile i was very fortune to came across the deceased file when i was arranging the

old and abandoned customers files in other to sign and submit to the

entire

bank management for an official re-documentation and audit of the year against 2007.


Be informed clearly that it was stated in our banking rules and regulations which was signed lawfully that if such fund remains unclaimed till the period of 5 years started from the date when the beneficiary died, the money will be transferred into the treasury as an unclaimed fund. As an honour and advantage bestowed to our foreign customers base on the rules guideing our bank, it was stated obviously that if you are not a Burkina Faso citizen, you have the absolute authority to claim the fund hence you are a foreigner despite your differences from the country of origin of the deceased. So the request of you as a foreigner is necessary to apply for the claim and transfer of the fund smoothly into your reliable bank account as the NEXT OF KIN OR EXTENDED RELATIVE to the deceased.


On the transfer of this fund into your account, { 39% } being ( US$7,527,000.00) will be your share in respect of the account provision and your assistance rendered during the transfer of the fund into your bank account,{ 52% } being (US$10,036,000.00) will be my share being the codinator of the transaction while the rest { 9% } being (US$1,737,000.00) will be shared to the respectable Organisations Centers such as Charity Organisation, Motherless Babies homes, and helpless disabled people in the World.


If you are really sure of your trustworthy, accountability and confidentiality on his transaction, contact me and agree that you will not change your mind to cheat or

disappoint me when the fund have getting into your account. Besides you should not entertain any fear because i am sure of the success as an insider in the bank ok.

Please reply with


the assurance, include your private telephone and fax numbers necessary for facilitate an easy communication in this transaction. As soon as you reply , call me through my private telephone number on( 0022670340481 ) so that i will let you know the next step to follow in order to finalize this transaction immediately.

I expect your urgent communication.


Yours sincerely,


MR. AB MUS
_________________________________________________________________
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