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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: "MARTINS DORIS M" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <barrmd661@yahoo.pl>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 18:49:55 -0300
Subject: MARTINS DORIS M. & ASSOCIATES

MARTINS DORIS M. & ASSOCIATES
SOLICITORS AND ADVOCATES
Equity and Justice Office, plot 234 GRA Apapa
Lagos, Nigeria.
EMAIL: (barrmd661@yahoo.pl)

My name is barrister MARTINS DORIS M. (Esq), I got your contact information from a reputable business/professional directory of your country which gives me

assurance of your legibility as a person while trying to get a good and capable business for both business and investment purposes. like I said, I am

Barrister MARTINS DORIS M. (Esq.) I was the Personal Attorney to late Mr. Morris Thompson an American who was a businessman in my country Nigeria but

unfortunately he died in an air crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31st 2007,including his wife and only daughter.

Before the crash, Mr. Morris Thompson made a fixed deposit value of $20,000,000.00USD (TWENTY MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS) with the old STANDARD TRUST

BANKOF NIGERIA Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, but there where no response. After a months or two found out that Mr. Morris Thompson and his

family died in the plane crash that happened.Further investigation being his personal attorney, proved that Mr. Morris Thompson's one and only next of kin

was his daughter who died with him in the crash. I have made several contacts for any of his relative or family member but there is no response coming forth
What borders me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration of 8 years the funds will revert to federal government treasury account

(FEDERAL REPUBLIC NIGERIA GOVERNMENT ACCOUNT) if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, I needed a foreigner to assist me in getting this

fund out from the government account because due to bad leaders we have in Africa, this fund will not be utilized but will be diverted into personal account

of famous and top politicians in the country rather than using it for proper investment that will promote growth and development in the country or rather for

charity work. So please I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr. to my late client Mr. Morris Thompson so that you will be able to

receive these funds for both of us.

WHAT IS TO BE DONE?I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successfully. As a barrister, I will prepare the

necessary documents that will back you up as the next of kin to Mr. Morris Thompson and the most important thing needed is truth and truth for us to have it

done.. PLEASE WHAT IS TO PROVIDE ME WITH YOUR FULL INFORMATION SUCH AS STATED BELOW, SO THAT I WILL PREPARE THE NEEDED LEGAL DOCUMENTS

[1] NAME:
[2] ADDRESS:
[3] AGE:
[4] SEX:
[5] TELEPHONE:
[6] FAX:
[7] OCCUPATION STATUS:

Also be informed that this Transaction will take us just 5-10 working days onlyto accomplish beginning from when I receive the above information and you have

been made the next of kin, I will file an application to the bank on your behalf as soon as I secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your

favor for the movement of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. This process is 100% risk free as I have set out all the modalities to see

that a legal and legitimate process is applied because I will prepare all the necessary legal documents.

Please note that utmo st secrecy and confidentiality is required at all timesduring this transaction.Once the funds have been transferred into your nominated

bank account weWILL SHARE IT IN THE RATIO of 50% for me, 45% for you and the balance 5% will be use to pay for any expenses incurred in getting the fund

released to you. I will prefer that you reach me via this email address: (barrmd661@yahoo.pl)

Your earliest response to this offer will be appreciated.

Best Regards
Barr. MARTINS DORIS
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