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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: Cisse Amin <>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 04:21:36 +0700 (ICT)
Subject: Cisse and Aminata.

Dear Sir,

I am Cisse Fadiga and my sister Aminata Fadiga,It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my sister ,intend to establish in your country. Though we have not meet you before but I believed,one has to risk confiding in succeed sometimes in life.
There is this huge amount of ($2.800.000) dollars which my late father deposited with a Security Company here before he was assasinated by unknown persons.Now I and my sister decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside my country for security and
political reasons.I want you to help us to receive this fund from the Security Company into your
personal account in your country for investment purposes on these areas:

1). Telecommunication

2). Transport Company

3). Hotel investiment,or any investment that you know very well that can help our future life with this money.
If you can be of an assistance to us, we will be pleased to offer to you 12% Of the total fund,
God Bless you.
Cisse and Aminata.

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