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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: chioma savimbi <chioma_savimbi2003@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 03:52:17 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Kind Attention dear,


Kind Attention dear,

It is my pleasure to send you this details of my life for a sincere relationship and for the fact that i am in need of your commit zeal to help me on this important matter. I hope you will honor my mail and reply with your kindness, May almighty be with you (amen).

I will begging by introducing myself to you. My name is Chioma Savimbi, my father's name is Mr. Rosen Savimbi. I was a student in University studying Medicine but i drop out after my late fathers death and i am here today in Ivory Coast because of the problem i explained bellow;

My Father die 3years ago and left me and mother with inheritance worth 4,500,000.00 US dollars (Four Million five Hundred Thousand Dollars) and this estate is deposited with one of the best Security Company's here in Ivory Coast before my late father was call to the glory of almighty God with untimely death. Though I have not meet with you before this introduction neither you know me but I believe that; one has to risk confiding in succeed sometimes in life.

The death of my late father gave my mother serious intensive illness killed her n few month after my late fathers death. I live in the house of our great grand Mother In Sierra Leone our home country before i decide to come over to Ivory Coast here to se
ek the release of my deposit inheritance in the security company custody. But my problem is that I need the assistance of a reliable and responsible man in your country to assist me retrieve this consignment fund safely to invest the money in your country under a mutual agreement without the conceptpt of my fathers relative or any third party.

I wanted to do this clearance outside the concept of my uncle because first, i am warned not to trust him or any of the family member because the death of my late father lays on his fortune and it is masterminded to them and they may also kill me according to the warning my mother gave me before she give up in life.

Please, I have the great pleasure in confiding his matter to you for help if you can honor my mail and give me your sincere love and kindness to me regarding my request and myself. I can send you the proves of this consignment if you promise to help me sincerely in your heart and that you will take good care of me when i get married to you. But my coming to your country will be after the transfer of our consignment fund to your country is successfully or anyhow you decide to assist me on that. Please help me because my heart feel good from you and i want to be your future partner, for better or worse..

Yours faithfully,
Chioma Savimbi.


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