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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: sayid mustafa <sayid_m22@hotmail.fr>
Reply-To: <mustafa2@jmail.co.za>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 01:20:44 +0000
Subject: From Mr Sayid



>From Mr Sayid

Dearest beloved,
Please i seek for your genuine assistance,can you help?

I know this mail will come to you as a surprise since we have not had previous correspondance, please bear with me. I will really like to have a good relationship with you, and i have a special reason why I decided to contact you.I decided to contact you because of the urgency of my situation here after surfing the net for the reason which I contacted you., I am Mr Sayid Mustafa 19 years old boy from Liberia, the only son of Late Dr Malik Mustafa the deputy minister of national security under the leadership of president Charles Taylor who is now in detention after many innocent soul were killed. My father was killed by government of Charles Taylor, he accuse my father of coup attempt.

I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment i'm receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father.Meanwhile I wanted to escape to the Europe but she hides away my international passport and other valuable travelling documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my fathers File which contains important documents.

So I decided to run to the refugee camp where I am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee herein Abidjan Cote D’ivoire where the money was deposited too. I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your Country.
My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$ 4, million (four million united state dollars) in one of the leading bank with my names as the next of kin. But meanwhile you should not allow any other person to know about this money since my late father did not disclose it with any body rather do they know about the valuable documents. However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer of the money to your account, and investment of the fund. As you will help me in an investment, and I will like to complete my studies, as I was about to enter the university, when the crisis started.It is my intention to compensate you with 15% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my investment capital. This is the reason why I decided to contact you. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes. mustafa1@jmail.co.za

As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely. Upon your acceptance to help me I will like to have your full contacts as to write the bank so that they will deal with you as my partner standing on my behalf.Before that, I will like to have your full contact as well as your Phone and fax number. Your full names and country name your age and your passport or identity I am waiting for your urgent and positive response. Please do keep this only to your self i plead you not to disclose it till I come over, once the fund has been transferred. I am waiting for your prompt and positive response.,
Yours Sincerely Sayid.
Nice day
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