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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: "Alex Harris" <alex_harris@legwork.com.ng>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 05:56:09 +0200
Subject: Now contact my secretary


*Dear Friend,*


*Longest time,i hope all is well together with your family,if so glory be to
GOD almighty. Well,Sorry to hear this news and understand that the fault is
not from me. *


*I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred
under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay. Presently i'm in
Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total sum.
meanwhile,i didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in
transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how. *


*Now contact my secretary in Benin his name is Mr Nonso Jubril on his e-mail
address below;(**nonso_jubril2006@yahoo.fr* <nonso_jubril2006@yahoo.fr>*) ,
Ask him to send you the total of ($1.5M)ONE MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED UNITED
STATE DOLLARS which i kept for your compensation for all the past efforts
and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that
time very much. so feel free and get in touched with my secretary Mr Nonso
Jubril and instruct him where to send the amount to you. *


*Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the
joy after all the sufferness at that time. In the moment, Im very busy here
because of the investment projects which me and the new partner are having
at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the secretary
on your behalf to receive that money but you will so feel free to get in
touch with Mr Nonso Jubril, he will send the amount to you without any
delay as i instructed him ok. *


*Best Regards,
Dr Alex Harris*

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