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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: David Chong <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 13:54:22 +0200
Subject: From Barrister David Chong

David Chong & Co.
18th Floor, Bangunan Arab-Malaysian
55 Jalan Raja Chulan
Kuala Lumpur 50200

Dear Friend,=20

I got your information while search for a reliable person who will assist =
me in a business proposal that will be of a great benefit we both and I ha=
ve lay all the trust in you before I decided to disclose this confidential=
transaction to you.
I am Barrister David Chong, an Attorney at Law; I have an urgent and very =
profitable business proposition for you that should be handled with extrem=
e confidentiality. I know this proposal will come to you as a surprise for=
the fact that we have not met before believing that transaction of this m=
agnitude will make anyone apprehensive or worried but I can assure you tha=
t you will not regret been part of this mutual beneficial transaction.
SUBJECT: A deceased Client of mine(Name withheld for security reason ) A C=
itizen of Your country whom here in shall be referred to as my client, mad=
e a numbered time Fixed Deposit for twelve calendar months valued at US$23=
.5Million Dollars (Twenty Three Million, Five Hundred thousand United Stat=
es Dollars Only in a Financial and Security Company on January 12,2000. My=
client, A Consultant, and contractor with the Malaysian Solid Minerals Co=
rporation (MSMC).Upon maturity the Financial and Security Company sent a r=
outine notification in accordance with the Company policy to his forwardin=
g address but got no reply. After a month they sent a reminder and finally=
it was discovered from his contract employers Malaysian Solid Minerals Co=
rporation (MSMC) that My Client, his wife and two children died in the AF4=
590 France concord plane crash bound for New York in their plan for a worl=
d cruise on Monday 31 July, 2000.=20

Please view this website for confirmation of the death of my client. [
On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a Will a=
nd all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made =
further investigations and discovered that my client did not declare any n=
ext of kin or relations in the Deposit paperwork with the Financial and Se=
curity Company.
This sum of US$23.5million i understand was kept in the Financial and Secu=
rity Company for safekeeping to enable him have direct and immediate acces=
s to the funds for a contract that he intended to execute. No one will eve=
r come forward to claim it and according to the Government Law as provided=
in section 129 sub 63(N), Malaysia Banking Edit of 1961 at the expiration=
of 8 years the money will revert to the ownership of the Malaysian Govern=
ment, if nobody applies to claim the fund.=20
My proposition to you, is to seek your consent to present you as the Next =
of kin and beneficiary of my deceased client as you bear the same last nam=
e so that the proceeds of this account valued at $23.5million can be paid =
to you, so we can share the amount on a mutually agreed percentage of 50/5=

All legal documents to back up your claim as the deceased Next of Kin will=
be provided by me. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us =
see this transaction through. I guarantee you that this will be executed u=
nder a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the=
Your most urgent response will be highly appreciated to avoid making furth=
er contacts.

Warmest Regards

Barrister David Chong

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