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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: "mr falammuo" <mr_falammuo3@latinmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 23:14:01 +0100 (CET)
Subject: LOOKING FORWARD FOR YOUR REPLYED.


FROM THE DESK OF MR FALAMMUO
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER
BANK OF AFRICA.=20
OUAGADOUGOU,BURKINA FASO.


TOP SECRET
DEAR FRIEND,

I AM MR FALAMMUO THE BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER AT THE FOREIGN REMITTA=
NCE DEPARTMENT OF BANK OF AFRICA.=20

I GOT YOUR CONTACT FROM THE INTERNET ,WHILE SEACHING FOR AN HONEST AND =
TRUST WORTHY PERSON, WHO WILL ASSIST ME TO IMPLEMENT THIS TRANSFER.
I DISCOVERED THE SUM OF TWENTY TWO MILLION AND FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UN=
ITED STATES DOLLARS (USD22.5M) BELONGING TO A DECEASED CUSTOMER OF THIS=
BANK.=20

THE FUND HAS BEEN LYING IN A SUSPENCE ACCOUNT WITHOUT ANYBODY COMING TO=
PUT CLAIM OVER THE MONEY SINCE THE ACCOUNT OWNER LATE MR SALLA KHATIF =
FROM LEBANESE, WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THE DECEMBER 25TH 2003 BENIN PLANE=
CRASH.

HERE IS THE AIR CRASH WEBSITE ON CNN=3DHTTP://WWW.CNN.COM/2003/WORLD/=
AFRICA/12/26/BENIN.CRASH/INDEX.HTMLTHE SAID FUND IS NOW READY FOR TRANS=
FER TO A FORIEGN ACCOUNT WHOSE OWNER WILL BE PORTRAYED AS THE BENEFICIA=
RY AND NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED CUSTOMER OF THE BANK.=20

SINCE WE GOT INFORMATION ABOUT HIS DEATH, WE HAVE BEEN EXPECTING HIS NE=
XT IF KIN TO COME OVER AND CLAIM HIS MONEY BECAUSE WE CANNOT RELEASE IT=
UNLESS SOMEBODY APPLIES FOR IT AS NEXT OF KIN OR RELATION TO THE DECEA=
SED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING GUIDLINES AND LAWS BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE=
LEARNT THAT ALL HIS SUPPOSED NEXT OF KIN OR RELATION DIED ALONGSIDE WI=
TH HIM AT THE PLANE CRASH LEAVING NOBODY BEHIND FOR THE CLAIM.=20

IT IS THEREFORE UPON THIS DISCOVERY THAT I DECIDED TO MAKE THIS BUSINES=
S PROPOSAL TO YOU AND RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN OR RE=
LATION TO THE DECEASED FOR SAFETY AND SUBSEQUENT DISBURSEMENT SINCE NOB=
ODY IS COMING FOR IT AND I DON'T WANT THIS MONEY TO GO INTO THE BANK TR=
EASURY AS UNCLAIMED BILL.=20

THE BANKING LAW AND GUIDLINE HERE STIPULATES THAT IF SUCH MONEY REMAINE=
D UNCLAIMED AFTER FIVE YEARS, THE MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERED INTO THE BAN=
K TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED FUND.

THE REQUEST OF FOREIGNER AS NEXT OF KIN IN THIS BUSINESS IS OCCASSIONED=
BY THE FACT THAT THE CUSTOMER WAS A FOREIGNER AND A BURKINABE CANNOT S=
TAND AS NEXT OF KIN TO A FOREIGNER. I THEREFORE SOLICITING FOR YOUR AS=
SISTANCE TO COME FORWARD AS THE NEXT OF KIN.=20

I HAVE AGREED THAT 40% OF THIS MONEY WILL BE FOR YOU AS THE BENEFICIARY=
IN RESPECT OF THE PROVISION OF YOUR ACCOUNT AND SERVICES RENDERED, 55%=
WOULD BE FOR ME WHILE 5% WILL BE FOR EXPENCSES INCURED DURING THE CAUS=
E OF THIS TRANSACTION IF THE MONEY IS TRANSFERRED TO YOUR ACCOUNT FROM =
BANK OF AFRICA, I AND MY FAMILY IN THIS TRANSACTION WILL PROCEED IMMEDI=
ATELY TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR OUR OWN SHARE OF THE MONEY.=20

I EXPECT YOU TO KEEP THIS BUSINESS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND SECRET AS =
YOU MAY WISH TO KNOW THAT I AM BANK OFFICIAL.=20

BE REST ASSURED THAT THIS BUSINESS IS 100% RISK FREE ON BOTH SIDE AND E=
VERY ARRANGEMENT TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY TO THE ACCOUNT YOU ARE GOING TO=
PROVIDE HAVE BEEN CONCLUDED PROVIDED WE MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY A=
ND SECRECEIRITY INVOLVED.=20

I WANT YOU TO TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR SELF.

I HAVE SOME QUESTION FOR YOU.
1.ARE YOU MARRIED AND OF WHAT AGE ARE YOU?
2.WHAT DO YOU WISH WE CAN INVEST ON WHEN I WILL COME TO YOUR COUNTRY.
3.ARE YOU READY TO ASSIST ME WITH HONESTLY IN THIS TRANSACTION?
4.ARE THERE THINGS YOU WANT TO ASKED ME?
5.I NEED YOU TO TELL ME WHELTHER YOU ARE CAPABLE OF RECEVING THIS AMOUN=
T OR NOT WHEN TRANSSFERRED.
=20
FOR ME,I AM MARRIED WITH TWO KIDS AND HAS WORKED IN THIS SAME BANK FOR =
YEARS. I WILL GIVE YOU THE UPDATES WHEN I HEAR FROM YOU.

I AM LOOKING FORWARD FOR YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE.=20

YOURS FAITHFULLY,=20
MR FALAMMUO.


Las m=E1s bellas del planeta, en Miss Mundo 2007 http://www.starmedia.c=
om/entretenimiento/especiales/misses.html

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