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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: "Mrs. Ann Robert" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <mrsannrobert@mynet.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 13:28:51 +0100
Subject: RE: THANK GOD FOR ME ,OH GOD I HAVE DONE IT.

Attn My Good Friend

How are is you and your family? I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from London.

Presently I'm in London for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. meanwhile, I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me i
n transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.

Now contact my secretary, his name is Rev. John T Collin Email address
Email: revjohncoillinthatcher1@mynet.com

Thanks,
Rev. John T Collin
In Christ's Love
Telephone number :. +233 547475467

http://www.boad.org, for your compensation for all the past efforts , I appreciated your collective efforts at that time so feel free and get in touch with my secr
etary and instruct him where to send the amount to you by reconfirming your address to him as it is below.

1,Your full name.................................
2,Age............................................
3,Home Adress....................................
4,address........................................
5,Phone number...................................
6,Fax............................................
7,Country location...............................

Ask him to send you the International Bank Draft what of US$2,950.000.00 which I kept for your compensation for all your past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter and i have appreciated your past efforts at that time very much. So feel free and get in touched with my secretary Rev. John T Collin and instruct him where to send the bank draft to you.

I am very busy here in London because of the investment projects which I and the new partner are having at hand without confrontations,

Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy together after all the sufferance's at that time you trying to help me out. at this moment I am very busy here because of the investment projects which i and my new partner are having at hand, finally, remember that i had forwarded in
struction to my secretary on your behalf to receive the bank draft , so feel free to get in touch with Rev. John T Collin to send the daft to you without
any further delay and try to be honest with him because he is God faring man.

Thanks.
Your regards.
Mrs. Ann Robert.
West Africa Continuo,

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