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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: sinal busanga <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 21:26:53 +0200
Subject: Greeting to you in the name of our Lord

From Mrs:Sinal Busanga Abidjan cote d'ivoire please email back to me Dearest in Christ,

Greeting to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I know that this mail may reach you by surprise. As we don't know our self previously. I am the above name person from Ivory Coast. I am married to Mr.Abraham Busanga who was the Ambassador of Kuwait for nineteen years in cote d’ivoire We were married for fifteen years without a child. He died in December 27th 2005 after a brief illness that lasted for only two weeks . Before his death we are happy husband and wife Christian family. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive, he deposited the sum of ( USD $6.Million ) Six Million U.S. Dollars into a box for security reason and the money still with the security company here in Abidjan cote d'ivoire. Meanwhile, i have not to tell any body the content of this deposit in the security company. I am telling you the content reason that i want you to assist me use the fund to the work of the GOD.And i want you to bear in mind that, God is spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth: John 4 vs 24. Recently, my Doctor told me that i have serious sickness which is Cardiac problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to your church or individual that will utilize this money according to my direction. I want you and your church to use this fund for orphanages, widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavour that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to know that Blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don’t want my husband’s efforts to be used by self acclaimed Christians. I don’t want in a way that this money will be used ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision to hand you over this Fund. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the hand of the Lord Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my problems and I shall hold my peace. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my streignt. 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. Please do give urgent response to this mail without any delay. I want to give you number to call me but i don't want in a way my husband relations will know that i am giving you this money. I have a sister nurse who is fearful to the lord that will be helping giving you information of this deposit. Her name id sister (Fatou coulibaly ) As soon i hear from you i will offer you the contact of the security company where the box is deposited.
Hoping to hear from you, Remain Blessed always. Remain Blessed always. Yours Sister in Christ. Mrs Sinal Busanga
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