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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: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 09:37:22 +0200

From Mrs. Susan Shabangu=20

Deputy Minister of safety & security,=20

*South Africa**. *

*Tel: +27-73-944-4293*=20

*E-mail: (*)=20


*Dear Sir/Madam *


*First, let me start by introducing myself as Mrs. Susan Shabangu, a mothe=
r of three children and the deputy minister of safety and security since 2=
9th April 1996 to date under the auspices of the president of South Africa=
Mr. Thabo Mbeki.*=20


*After due deliberation with my children, I decided to contact you for you=
r assistance in standing as a beneficiary to the sum of US$30.5m (Thirty M=
illion, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) you can view my =
profile at my website www. [] click on, contact infor=
mation, then click on deputy minister, and click on safety and security fi=
nally, click on my name Susan Shabangu and read about me. The proposal, af=
ter the swearing in ceremony making me the deputy minister of safety and s=
ecurity, my husban d Mr. Ndelebe Shabangu died while he was on an official=
trip to Trinidad and Tobago in 1996. *


*After his death, I discovered that he had some funds in a dollar account =
which amounted to th e sum of us$30.5 Million with a Security and Finance =
Institution in South Africa of which I will divulge information to you whe=
n i get your full consent and support to go for a change of beneficiary an=
d subsequent transfer of the funds into you a comfortable and conducive ac=
count of your choice.*=20


*This fund emanated as a result of an over-invoiced contract, which he exe=
cuted with the govern ment of South Africa . Though i assisted him in gett=
ing this contract but I never knew that it was over-invoiced by him. I am =
afraid that the government of S outh Africa might t start to investigate o=
n contracts awarded from 1990 to date. If they discover this money in his =
bank account, they will confiscate it and seize his assets here in South A=
frica and this will definitely affect my political career in government.*


*For your assistance, I am offering you 20% of the principal sum, which am=
ounts to US$6,100.000.00 (Six million One Hundred Thousand United States D=
ollars only) however, you have to assure me and also be ready to go into a=
greement with me that you wil l not elope with my fund. If you agree to my=
terms, kindly as a matter of urgency send me an email. Due to my sensitiv=
e position in the South African government, *


ee to contact me on email *(**)* or you can call my =
son on this number +27-73-944-4293 Joseph Shabangu.*


*If you want to speak with my banker, that is fine and okay by me. You wil=
l have to send down you private telephone /fax number so that I can forwar=
d it to h im to reach you from time to time this is for security reasons. =
Please I do not need to remind you of the need for absolute con fidentiali=
ty of this transaction must succeed. If you do not feel comfortable with t=
his transaction, do not hesitate to discontinue. *


*Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my regards to your family.*


*Best Regard *


*Mrs. Susan Shabangu *

*Dept. Minister Safety &am p; security *

*South Africa* *. *

Schon geh=F6rt=3F Bei WEB.DE gibt' s viele kostenlose Spiele:=20

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