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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!

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Fraud email example:

From: " " <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 18:57:45 +0100

Address: POB 13119, Accra
Tel: 221726 - 221741
Fax: 668651-225312
Telex: 2209-2695
Cell Phone:00 233 209 425 772
Swift: SSEBGHACA <>(

Good day Dear .

This from the desk of Chemical Finance Company Accra Ghana, we are
specialist/cleaning and netting of every categories of fund like, deface
money, security stamp dollar, welt and gummed money as well,

However?in view of file we are having 2 consignments here in our company
custody which has been perfectly clean to a spend able fund since we have
all the chemical car gent for purifying as well, In fact your 2
bearing your name has been cleaned to a useable money by Chemical Finance
hence you are ask to come for the claim of your money,

Please with all indictation"this boxes were brought to our company by a
young man who came from the refugee camp for some long time ago, but till

today he is no were to be found and the whole fund cleaning has been
completed in this company so the money is now spend able,
Though your 2 consignments are contains clean $18 million each, and all
content are well sealed or intact ok,

Be advice that on behalf of Chemical Finance Company?you are ask to come
for the claim of your fund as soon as you obtain the DISPATCH ORDER here
our office as we are set to release your fund to you at any time after
obtain this required DISPATCH ORDER,You have the faith that we will have
your fund release immediately you obtain the DISPATCH ORDER
if you have a trustee here in Accra" you can as well direct him or she to

come and pick up the fund immediately we have your DISPATCH ORDER file

Be 100% assured that your finished consignments can be release to your
person after he or she obtain this DISPATCH ORDER, in a nutshell" i will
advice you to hurry up and come for the claim so that you can have your
open and use money as soon as possible,

Well don't fail to contact this office now while because the Africa fund
monitory commission will be coming for inspection any time from now and i

don't want them to see your fund here to avoid further delay ok,
Your fund are now clean useable money, so you are to obtain this dispatch
order here now as to let us have your finished fund release without any
delay,You are to call me upon the receipt of this mail since i am
in charge of release ok, it is certain that you will have handoff money
soon as we release your fund immediately you obtain the dispatch order

I look ahead to hear from you,


Engr.David Soul.

Chemical Finance Company Accra Ghana

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