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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: "jenn momoh" <>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 23:22:11 +0100
Subject: From Miss: Jenet Serwa MOMOH

>From Miss: Jenet Serwa MOMOH
Accra, Ghana.

Good day and how are you today together with your family? I hope fine.

look not unto race or religion, because this has been problem facing the
world as a

whole. please do Permit me to inform you of my desire of asking you to be a

guardian or foster parent to me and then help me out in what i am about to

you. I'm Jenet Serwa MOMOH (17years old) from Cote d'Ivoire, and the only
child of

Late Mr. & Mrs. Robbert Momoh. My father was a very wealthy cocoa and gold

in Cote d'Ivoire.
He was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings
on a

business trip.

My mother died when i was a baby. Before the death of my father on December.

in a private hospital in Cote d'Ivoire, he secretly called me by his bed
side and

told me that he has the sum of thirteen million seven hundred thousand

States Dollars USD ($13,700,000) deposited in a bank in Accra Ghana. He told

that he used my name (Jenet Serwa MOMOH) as the next of Kin to deposit the

He then strongly advised me NOT to seek for assistance in the investment of

money from his lawyer nor any of his friend here but to seek for a foreign

from any country of my choice (outside my country,Cote d'Ivoire ) that will

me in the wise investment of the money.I have since left the money in the

with the view of making use of it for investment purposes after my


I am presently in Ghana,where the money is deposited by my late father and

finally i decided to take quick actions and have this money retrieved out
of the

country Ghana. I am presently taking shelter in a church since my uncles

collected all my fathers properties saying that i am a female child that i
do not

have any rite in the family.That is why i need your urgent assistance to
transfer this money out to your country and I will use it for investment
purpose like real estate management or hotel management Because of this i am
honorably seeking your assistance in the following ways:

(1) To be my guardian and then assist me financialy to see that this money

retrieve from the bank.
(2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my

and then settle there parmanently.
I am willing to offer you, 15% of the total money as compensation for your

assistance. Please let me know if you feel the percentage i offered is not
ok by

you.As soon as i recieve your full assurance and corporation, I will then
give you

the contact information of the bank, for you to find out the requirement we
need to

proceed so that the money can be released.

Please, i will like you to come down here so that i we will both go to the

together.I will also like you to think and pray about this very well before
replying back to me.May God Bless you.

Miss.Jenet Serwa MOMOH

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