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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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Fraud email example:

From: "daniel nandou" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 00:17:22 -0700
Subject: Dr.Daniel Nando

Please always be in contact with me through this
alternative email address at
[]because of security reasons.

Dear Friend,

I am Dr.Daniel Nando presently i am practising with a
private hospital here in Ivory Coast W/Africa, And you
don?t worry because I got your contact through a chamber of
commerce and will like to explain to you about a
transaction which I hope you can assist which will benefit
both of us.

I have a patient, a Sierra Leonia woman who was on
admission for some weeks in my hospital for a complicated
ill health as the result but her recovery have been

As a matter of fact, one night this woman called my
attention and began to tell me her circumstances that she
and his only son was refugee here,and that her late husband
a militry officer died in a rebel conflict in his
country,And that the immediate brother to her late husband
was threaten to eliminate the life of her only son because
of the matter of certificate of deposit and she could not
bear it and manage to escaped through a neighburig country
with the certificate of deposite of some (1) trunk box
deposited in the security company decleared as family
valuable which was traced in Ivory Coast W/Africa that she
has confided in me to reveal this secrect to me because of
the help i have given to her and her son.

That the content of the consigenment was physical cash of
$15. million(USD)and why he did this is because the militry
body have once trailed the account of her late husband, at
this stage She have decided to leave this
country because of political crisis and requested me to
seek an honest foreigner who will assist in the
transffering the money out for investiment of her son, i
have accepted and requested for a proof and she provid the
documents of the deposit which was clear and legitimate,
and was in my poccession the documents.

Though i have given her the medical & humanitarian help as
i could based on the ethics of my proffesion. Therefore, i
have consider to assist her and to contact a genuine person
who can also consider to help as well showing that an
international brotherhood is reality towards this madam
and her son. She also promise to intimate us with 10% of
the total amount of the money and i hope if you can
understand the request and the assistance which i hope you
can respond positivey.

In the meantime,i hope to hearing from you soon.please call
me on this number 0022507053499 so that we can talk.

Your sincerely,

Dr.Daniel Nando

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