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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)
Reply-To: joejoe_chedrack@hotmail.fr
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 12:43:04 +0000
Subject: FROM JOEJOE 'D' CHEDRACK


FROM JOEJOE 'D' CHEDRACK

ABIDJAN-IVOIRE COAST



GREETING TO YOU,

I WRITE TO TELL YOU OF A MATTER THAT REQUIRED AN URGENT ATTENTION. IN BRIEF
INTRODUCTION, I AM JOEJOE .D. CHEDRACK FROM IVORY COAST.I AM THE ONLY SON
TO LATE MR DICKSON CHEDRACK WHO WAS A CONTRACTOR WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF COTE
D' IVOIRE BEFORE HE DIED .

MY FATHER AND MY MOTHER WAS AMONG THE 23 EXECUTED MINISTERS.BUT BEFORE THE
DEATH OF MY FATHER AND MY MOTHER THERE WAS A DEPOSIT OF USA D $10.2 MILLION
MADE BY MY LATE FATHER IN ONE OF THE FINACIAL PRIVATE BANK IN COTE
D'IVOIRE. AND HE REGISTERD THE DEPOSIT AS FAMILY VALUABES, BUT MY CONDITION
AND POSSIBILITIES MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO APPROACH ANY PERSON FOR
ASSISTANCE.

EVER SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING HELP AS I AM STAYING IN ONE OF THE
VISITORS VILLA IN THE CHURCH PREMISES, I HOPE YOU WILL BE TOUCHED TO
UNDERSTAND MY REQUEST. YOU WILL PROVIDE OR LOOK FOR A LUCRATIVE VENTURE
WHERE THIS MONEY CAN BE INVESTED ON, TOGETHER WITH YOU. AI HAVE GREED TO
INVEST MY MONEY VIABLE IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY THROUGH YOUR ASSISTANCE AND
DIRECTIVES.

BEFORE PROCEEDING WE WILL GET TO BE MORE FAMILIAR AND ALSO GO INTO AN
UNDERSTANDING WORKING AGREEMENT BECAUSE MY LIFE FUTURE NOW DEPENDS ON THIS
VERY MONEY.THE MONEY IS DEPOSITED AND REGISTERED AS FAMILY TREASURE. THIS
WAS DONE FOR SECURITY REASONS. I HAVE AGREED TO GIVE YOU 20% OF THE TOTAL
SUM OF USA D 10.2 MILLION FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE TO ME.

I SINCERELY WISH TO INTRODUCE AND MAKE YOU MY BUSINESS PARTNER AND ADVISORY
CONSULTANT OF MY PROPOSED INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY. SO IF YOU CAN BE ABLE
TO ASSIST ME, PLEASE DO URGENTLY REPLY ME SO THAT I WILL LINK YOU FOR
FURTHER DETAILS.


THANKS.
YOURS SINCERELY
JOEJOE 'D' CHEDRACK.


NOTE;PLS REPLY WITH THIS MAIL ADRESSE : joejoe_chedrack@hotmail.fr OR YOU
CAN CALL : 00225 45 07 00 22.

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