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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: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 18:20:34 +0700 (ICT)
Subject: From Auslar Raymond

Hi dearest one,

Compliment of the day

My name is Miss Auslar Raymond,a young girl from Abidjan in Ivory Coast.Are you a God fearing fellow?i know that you may be susprise while i am asking you this question,because i have been in hell since the death of my parents and what my eyes have seen through my wicked uncle made me to fear any one i come across and i even questioning my aon earth, please consider my situation.

I am the only surviving child to late Mr/Mrs Raymond Eldamock. My parents were famous farmers specialised in cocoa and gold business when they were alive. After the death of my mother, my father took over the family business alone untill he poisoned by his business associate after he was given the chairman of the association in Abidjan known as the economic capital which he suffered the sickness and died recently. I am presently living alone in my country as an orphan.

Before his death in a private hospital when i came back from Ghana where am schooling, he called me and told me about the sum of four million two hundred thousand US dollars ($4.2 million) he left in a fixed account in a bank here in my country, It was the money he intended to transfer overseas for foreign investment before he was poisoned. He told me that he deposited the money to be transfered abroad for investment purpose.After the burial i went to the bank for the release of the money ,the bank director told me that my father use my name as next of kin but that am not up to the age as the agreement bond that i should appoint a guardian on my behalf so that they can release the money on his behalf.
Now i am facing a hell of pressures in my country now and the people who poisoned my father is after my life.I have been severely attacked by unknown gun men in the formal hotel where i been hiding ,right now two young girl had been killed by this assasins in that hotel as a mistaken of identity.

My uncle who was quarelling with my late father was the one behind this problem,meanwhile he has taken over my father business as well and was seeking to kill me,my life was in danger and in a hideout where no one knows.Nobody is away of the money as am talking to you now as advice by my late father may their souls rest in perfect peace AMEN. i want the money to be transfer to your choice account and you will invest it wislely as my late father advised.

To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit for me in your country.
To will invest the money in any business you know well in your country,i am willing to offer you 20% of the total money as a reward for your assistance in the transfer and we shall discuse your percents in any profits of the investments.

Yours, Auslar

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