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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: "rosemary jones" <>
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 11:46:46 +0200
Subject: Dearest Beloved One,

Dearest Beloved One,
Perhaps this would go down as the most difficult letter i will ever attempt
to right in my life.

I am not sure that it will adequately conveys the remorse I feel at this
moment how do I begin my story? How do I tell this story without shedding
tears Tears of sorrow Oh God I think you for giving me this opportunity to
air my view and to share this story with some I am Mrs. ROSEMARY JONES
from Ivory Coast. I was married to .Late Mr Williams JONES who was a
contractor with the government of Cote D'Ivoire before he died in the year
2003 after few days in the hospital.
The doctor said his death was as a result of poison.We were married for so
many years with out children.Before his death we were both born again
When my late husband was alive he deposited t he sum of $10.500 Million with
a Bank in Cote D lvoire. Presently this money is still in the custody of the
Bank in Cote D lvoire.
Recently, my Doctor told me that it is very likely i will die within the
next nine months due to cancer problem.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a
church,organization or good person thatwill utilize this money the way I am
going to instruct here in.
I want a church,organization or good person that will use this fund for
orphanages, widows and other people that need help and also propagating the
word of God and to endeavor
that the house of God is maintained.

The Bible made us to understand that"Blessed is the hand that giveth". l
took this decision because I have two children who are still small and that
will inherit this money later in life through the care of a good God fearing
Gardian and my husband relatives are not Christians not even good at all
because they are the one that responsible for the death of my husband in
other to have all my late husband's prperty and I don't want my husband's
efforts to be used by those that conspired for his death.

I don't want them to know about this development and l know that With God
all things are possible This is why I am taking this decision.Though it was
very painful to hear this kind of news from my doctor but I am not afraid of
death because I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the
bosom of the Lord.

I don't think there is need for any telephone communication in this regard
because of my health but the important thing to me is for you to do what i
will require you in this regard. As soon as I receive your reply I shall
give you the contact of the Bank in Cote d' lvoire. I will also issue a
letter of authorization to the bank that will prove you the present
beneficiary of this money. also want you, church or the organization to
always pray for me because the lord is my only shepherd.

My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. whoever that
wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth. Please always be
prayerful all through your life.Any delay inyour reply will give me room in
sourcing another goodperson, church,organization for this same

Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to
receive your response immedaitely. Here is my private email address:(
Thanks and Remain blessed in the Lord.
l remain yours sister in Christ.
Mrs. Rosemary Jones

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