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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: mahdi mamadou <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 22:44:30 +0200
Subject: From Mahdi Mamadou Jnr

>From Mahdi Mamadou Jnr
20 Rue Avenue, BP 102,cocody,
Abidjan, Ivory CoastEmail; [http://fr.mc283.mail.=]Phone; +22507515501
22:08:08. Dear Beloved,
My name is Mahdi Mamadou Jnr, i am 17years and i am from from Sierra Leone=
. i am an orphan being that i lost my mother at a very tender age and my f=
ather Dr. Mahdi Mamadou who was serving as director of the Cocoa exporting=
board in Abidjan, Ivory Coast until his death, He died on the 1st October=
(2004) by some undisclosed people who i greatly suspect to be his busines=
s associates through food poison .Before the death of my father, he deposi=
ted the sum of $8M USA Dollars in a Bank / Finance House and he left an in=
struction that the money is strictly for investments aboard and be given t=
o me when i am upto 25 years or above because it is an agreement that my l=
ate father signed with the bank and used me as his next of kin because i a=
m his only child.=20
Because of the hostile behaviour of my fathers brothers, and there consta=
nt threats to kill me, i had to run away , and it was on these situation t=
hat i contacted you .My father's brothers have taken my father's car, and =
our house and because the my elders, there was nothing i could do than to =
run for my dear life because i did not want them to also take the fund dep=
osit documents .i decided to make haste to see that these money is transfe=
red to your account in your country so that i can leave these country befo=
re something bad happens to me.
I want you to do me a favour to assist me transfer the money to your count=
ry as my Guardian and Investor, and also you will assist me travel to your=
country and continue my education. i have plans to do investment in your =
country, like real estate and industrial production. This is my reason for=
writing to you.=20
Please if you are willing to assist me, kindly contact me by replying to m=
y email to you and give me your full name, address, telephone, fax numbers=
and profession, so that i will have more confidence in you and i shall gu=
ive to you the contact ofthe bank where my father deposited the money and =
also the deposit documents. i have mapped out 60% for myself, 25% for your=
cordial assistance and 10% for charity homes like the less priviledged be=
cause that was the vow i made to Allah and 5% for any expenses incured by =
you in therms of this transaction maybe through telephone calls, sending e=
mails, transportaion etc .
Finally if you have any question as regards this transaction, please dont =
fail to ask me. Please note that the confidentiality of this transaction w=
ould be highly appreicated, Please reply as soon as possible. This is my p=
rivate box []=20
Thanks and God bless you.
Mahdi Mamadou jr.

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