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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: mabel kabila <mabelkkabila12000@yahoo.co.jp>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 21:24:45 +0900 (JST)
Subject: From Mrs Mable Kabila.


Introduction
My Dearest one, Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and if it might offend you without your prior consent.I have a proposal for you this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will. I am Mrs.Mable Kabila, from Democratic
Republic of Congo.

There is an imformation I would like you to keep very confidential There is sum ammount of money my Husband Late President Laurent Kabila, deposited in a security company Abidjan Cote d'ivoire for safe keeping. Before he was killed by his Eldest Millitary Son.

The squable happened as immediately we returned back from our London trip, My husband married us two.I am the second wife,I will not be able to give you the full details that led to that urgly incidents. The Eldest Son is the current President of our country now. For now I am staying in Abijdan,
the capital of Republic of Cote d'voire,just to save my life,with my three children. The money in question, is 22, Million U.S.Dollars.

I can not make the withdrawal of this fund,because my husband registered the Beneficiary of the fund as his (Foriegn Bussiness Patner) and also (Family valuables as the content of the deposit) The documents of the deposit are with me. What I would want you to do, is to assits me to get
the consignment withdrawn from the security company, and we shall open a small account in a Bank here in your name, and transfer the money to your country, through the account .

We shall replace the name Foriegn Patner to your own name, because the code was used for security reason. I will give you the 10% of the money for your assitance. Ther is no risk in this transaction. I will use the remaining balance of the money for an investiment in your country for the future
of my children. If you are intrested, and can maintain the very confidential of this transaction,you e-mail me immediately for more clearification, and also note that I am a refugees in Abidjan, Cote d’ lvoire becuase of the assasnation of late husband,and the civil war going on in our
country,Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thank you very much.
Mrs.Mable Kabila.




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