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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: james moore <james.moore111.018@live.com>
Reply-To: <james_moore405@yahoo.co.in>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:36:56 +0100
Subject: LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU,



FROM THE DESK OF MR.JAMES MOORETHE PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THEGENERAL MANAGER UNION BANK (NIG)PLC BUSINESS PROPOSAL LETTER I AM MR.JAMES MOORE THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER UNION BANK (NIG)PLC . I WANT TO INQURE FROM YOU IF YOU CAN HANDLE THIS TRANSACTION FOR MUTUAL BENEFITS/LIFE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU AND ME. THE TRANSACTION IS ABOUT ASSISTING ME AS MY FOREIGN COUNTERPART TO ENABLE US PRESENT YOU AS THE BENEFICIARY OF THE USD$15.5 MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS LEFT BY OUR LATE DECEASED FOREIGN CUSTOMER WHO DIED IN A PLANE CRASH WITH HIS FAMILY (Mr. Donald M.Johnson) SINCE JANUARY 2005. THIS FUND IS CURRENTLY IN SUSPENSE ACCOUNT AWAITING CLAIM,SINCE THE TIME THE BANK MADE A PUBLIC NOTICE THAT THEY ARE READY TO RELEASE THIS FUND! TO ANY OF HIS RELATIVE ABROAD BUT NOBODY HAS EVER SHOWN UP TO LAY CLAIMS TO THIS MONEY.IF YOU CAN ASSIST ME IN CLAIMING THIS MONEY, WE WILL DEPOSIT THE MONEY WITH YOU ABROAD(i.e. in your country) AND IT WILL BE SHARED AS FOLLOWS; 40% TO YOU , 50% TO ME AND 10% FOR MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES THAT WE MAY INCUR IN THE PROCESS OF THIS TRANSACTION.I WILL GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE TRANSACTION WHEN I RECEIVE YOUR AFFIRMATIVE RESPONSE VIA MY EMAIL ADDRESS OR PHONE AS STATED ABOVE. Furnish us with the information’s bellow: Full Name: ....................Full Address: .................Telephone Number: .............Fax Number: ...................Mobile Number: ................Private Email: ................Age: ..........................Sex: ..........................Occupation: ................... LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU, REGARD ,MR.JAMES MOORE. NB. I HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY LEGAL DOCUMENTS TO BACK OUR CLAIM OF THIS FUND .
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