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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: "Mrs.Emilly olivier Jackman" <> (may be fake)
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 08:25:22 +0600
Subject: Contact Dhl For The Delivery Of Your Check

My Dear,

I am sure this mail would be coming to you as a surprise since we have
never met
before and you would also be asking why I have decided to chose you
amongst the
numerous internet users in the world, precisely I cannot say why I have chosen
you but do not be worried for I come in peace and something very positive is
about to happen to your life right now and to the lives of others
through you if
only you can carefully read and digest the message below. The internet
has made
the world global villages where you can reach anybody you have not met before.

Before I move further, permit me to give you a little of my biography, I am
Mother Emailly Olivier, 87 Years old woman and the wife of Late Sir Jackman
Olivier who died in a Plane crash on Monday the 7th of September 1998
GMT 14:22
UK while they were flying from New York to Geneva. Please see site below for
more information.

After the death of my husband I became the Head of his investment and
now that I
am old and weak I have decided to spend the rest of my life with my family and
loved ones whom I never had time for during the course of my business
life, but
before the death of my husband we had a plan to use the last days of our lives
to donate half of what we have worked for to the less privilege and charity
homes and the other half for ourselves, family members and close
friends, and it
is so unfortunate that my husband is not alive today to do this with
me and I am
very weak and old now, hence I have decided to do this philanthropic work on
behalf of my late husband and I.

Presently, I have willed out almost half of our assets to several
charity homes
and to some of the less privilege in different countries. Despite the
between my late husband and I to give aid to the deprived, we also agreed to
render support to an individual we have not meet before in life due to
the fact
when we were still young in life we receive an anonymous help from an
we did not know and which we have not being able to know till date, the impact
we got from such gesture made us to do same.

I am sorry to inform you that you will never have the chance to know
me because
I have just concluded the assignment which my husband and I have agreed upon
before his sudden death and you happened to be the beneficiary of our
last WILL,
irrespective of your previous financial status, hence I need you to do me a
favor by accepting our offer that will cost you nothing.

I have presently deposited a Cheque in the sum of 5,800,000.00 British Pounds
with DHL express to deliver to you, what you have to do now is to contact the
DHL COURIER SERVICE as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your
package to you because of the expiring date.

For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance Premium
and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing that it is not a
Drug Money
or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country

You have to contact the DHL COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of
your cheque
with this information bellow;
Contact Person: Mr. Mark Morris

Tell: +44 704 576 1052

Again, you are not to pay for the delivering Charge, the Insurance premium and
the Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque because I have already paid for
them, the only money you are expected to pay is 165 British Pounds for the
security keeping of the cheque so far.

I would have paid the fee but the company insisted that I should not because
they don't know when you will be contacting them and to avoid demurrage or
further cost.

You are to reconfirm the below information to them to avoid any mistake on the

Postal address;
Full Names:
Direct telephone number;

Below is the security keeping code: (SCT/0433/F) of your draft, you
are to also
present it to them for verification before delivery.

Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to
avoid any further delay and remember to ask them to provide you with
the method
they wish to use in receiving their security keeping fee of 165 British Pounds
for their immediate action.

Note: Please I do not want you to thank me or my husband all I need
you to do is
to invest wisely with it and do the same good to someone?s life
someday as this
is the only way this world would be a better community if we render selfless
services to one another.

Yours Faithfully
Mrs. Emilly Olivier Jackman

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