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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: "peter uyaemesi" <peteruyaemesi6@gala.net>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 10:14:47 +0100
Subject: NOW CONTACT MY PERSONAL SECRETARY HIS NAME IS MORGAN KOFFI.TO RECEIV YOUR FUND


DEAREST FRIEND,

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO REACH YOU AFTER OUR UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT ON OUR
BUSINESS TRANSACTION, WELL I JUST WANT TO USE THIS MEDIUM TO THANK YOU VERY
MUCH FOR YOUR EARLIER ASSISTANCE TO HELP ME IN RECEIVEING THE FUND,


I AM DR UYAEMESI TO INFORM YOU THAT I HAVE SUCCEED IN RECEIVING THE FUND
WITH THE HELP OF A NEW PARTNER FROM SOUTH AMERICA Mr. ALFRED GOMEZ CASTILLO.
EVERY THING WAS PERFECTELY DONE BECAUSE WE STRIKE A DEAL WITH ONE OF THE
LADY ACCOUNTANT WHO WORKS WITH THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMF)AND SHE
RENDER A TREMENDOUS HELP TO US MY NEW PARTENER INITIATED THIS IDEA AND
EVERYTHING WORKED SUCCESSFULLY.



IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR EARLIER ASSITANCE TO ME IN RECEIVING THE FUNDS, I
HAVE DECEIDED TO COMPERSATE YOU WITH SUM OF ($1.5M)UNITED STATE DOLLAR IN
CASHEIR CHECK.THIS IS FROM MY OWN SHARE.I DID THIS SIMPLY TO SHOW
APPRECIATION TO YOU FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT ASSITANCE EVEN THOUGH WE COULD'T
SUCCEED DUE TO SOME UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.PRESENTLY, IAM IN SOUTH KOREA
FOR THE INVESTEMENT WITH MY OWN SHARE UNDER THE ADVICE OF MY PARTNER.



IN THE LIGHT OF ABOVE,YOU ARE THEREFORE TO CONTACT MY PERSONAL SECRETARY HIS
NAME IS MORGAN KOFFI. AND DO SEND HIM YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS WHERE YOU WANT
THE CASHEIR CHECK OF ($1.5MILLION) TO BE SEND TO YOU STATED BELOW IS THE
CONTACT INFORMATION OF MYSECRETARY;

MR MORGAN KOFFI.
E-MAIL ADDRESS.( morgan_koffi00660@yahoo.de )


PLEASE YOU SHOULD REMEMBER TO SEND HIM THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO PROVE
YOURSELF TO HIM TO AVIOD WRONG DELIVERY.

YOUR FULL NAME;..........................
YOUR ADDRESS:............................
YOUR COUNTRY:............................
YOUR AGE:................................
YOUR OCCUPATION:.........................
YOUR PHONE NUMBER:.......................


SO FEEL FREE TO GET IN TUCH WITH HIM TO SEND THE CASHIER CHECK TO YOU
WITHOUT ANY DELAY

NAME:MR MORGAN KOFFI.
EMAIL: morgan_koffi00660@yahoo.de

REGARDS,
DR,PETER UYAEMESI

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