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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: Martin Rodger <drmotleyrealtor@sbcglobal.net>
Reply-To: martinrodgerchamberrs-facon@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 16:59:37 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: YOUR GOOD IDEAL IS REQUIRED

Falcon chamber UK
Falcon Court London EC4Y 1AA
Contact Person:Martin Rodger
+44 704 573 6943

Good day! My name is Martin Rodger . I am a solicitor with the Falcon Chambers UK, the personal attorney to Kurt Kahle.Mr Kahle ran a private business school.Mr Kahle died with his family On Monday, 31 July, 2000, 13:22 GMT 14:22 UK with his Family at Air France crash. For your confirmations, you can visit this website for more Info:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm

I have made several inquiries to locate any of my clients extended relatives and which had proved unsuccessful. As a matter of fact, he had a fixed time deposit of £1.7million pounds sterling with a finance house in United Kingdom .


Consequently, the Finance house has issued me a notice to provide my client next of kin or have the fund liquidated within a short time. Based on my unsuccessful search for his relatives for the past years now and for the fact that I have been unsuccessful on my search I therefore seek your consent to present you as the next of kin/inheritor to my deceased client, so that the money will be transferred to your account for us to share. As his personal Attorney I have all the legal documents and all it takes to backup the claims, while the rest could be processed through the court.For more information about me please visit the Chambers Website:http://www.falcon-chambers.co.uk/members/member.cfm?id=165

Please get in touch with me via E-mail: martinrodgerchamberrs-facon@yahoo.co.uk

Kindly provide the following information's so we can proceed;

1 FULL NAMES
2 CONTACT ADDRESS
3 OCCUPATION
4 DATE OF BIRTH
5 TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS
6.DRIVING LICENSE /INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT.

All I requires your honest cooperation. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement. .I look forward to hear from you.You have to call me on my direct # +44 704 573 6943.

Best regards,
Martin Rodger , QC
+44 704 573 6943

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