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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: "MRS. DONNACIA KROMA" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 07:52:47 -0700

TELL: +27-715-325-274
FAX: +27-86-558-8894



With due respect, trust and humanity, I write this letter to you Seeking your help and assistance.
Though it’s difficult since we do not know each other and have not met before. I got your good contact from Network onward here in South Africa, regarding your business profile and sincerity.
I believe that you are capable and reliable in handling this urgent international transaction of this sort.

I am MRS. DONNACIA KROMA, the wife of the COMRADE STEPHEN KROMA, the Zimbabwean former Minister for Youth & Gender Equality who is also a businessman and
politician, in the Zimbabwean political arena. My Husband was the Famous politician who stood firm against President Mugabe’s idea of continuous Fight in Democratic Republic of Zimbabwe
and my Husband also stood against the Seizure of white owned farms and the distribution of it to the blacks without compensation to the white owners. Because of my Husband sincerity, he was
killed on 14th April 2007 by a planned motor accident along Mashonaland in Western Mashona Province of Zimbabwe. The planners of the accident are to be said dissidents Soldiers suspected
to have the backing of the Government and President Mugabe himself. When this accident occurred at about 10:15 am Zimbabwean time, my Husband did not died on the spot rather he
was rushed to Harare hospital by unknown soldiers and my Husband managed to call me and my elder son JOSHUA, through his assistance, and when my son and I rushed to the hospital, my
Husband Only managed to sneak a written message to us, explaining his condition concerning one diplomatic box he concealed under the roof of a private Security Company here in South
Africa Containing US$37 Million (Thirty Seven Million United States Dollars) and other vital documents which was meant for his political campaign in the next election June 2008 and he’s
written “IN CASE OF MY ABSENCE ON EARTH CAUSED BY DEATH ONLY”. You should solicit for Reliable foreign partner to assist you transfer this money out of South Africa for investment

He instructed me to take good care of our children and leave Zimbabwe immediately for our safety, which we have successfully did and now we are in South Africa as Asylum Seekers
(Refugee) with the original Documents of the deposit money intact, issued by the Private security company. But because of the country’s existing law in South Africa which bars asylum seekers
/refugees like us to operate an account with such huge amount (US$37 Million (Thirty Seven Million United States Dollars) and the fear of the money not raising eyebrows here in South Africa
as our neighboring country, I decided to write to you to seek for your help for this money to be transferred into your private bank account as all arrangements for a hitch-free transfer have been
dully made. I want to assure you also that this transaction is 100% risk free, as no other person knows about the real contents of this box apart from my two children, my brother and our family
legal instructor here in South Africa and I.

As for your reward for your kind assistance, we have resolved to enter into a joint venture establishment with you upon the conclusion of the transaction or Alternatively, we are ready give
you 20% of the total amount, 5% has been mapped out for any expenses that might be incurred in the course of this transaction and we planned to invest the rest of the money in your country
under your guidance. If you are willing to help us, you can choose any of the two options for your reward above and try as much as possible to contact my BROTHER JACOB with these above
telephone/fax or email numbers to enable him detail you the procedure as he made towards concluding the transaction.

Bear it in mind that our future lives solely depend on this fund and we do hope that this money will be safe when finally transferred into your personal bank Account. I do hope of establishing a
rewarding and good relationship with you and your family after this transaction.
I await your promptly Reply and you can send your direct telephone and fax Numbers in your reply for Easier and oral Communication and more explanation about the transferring procedure.
Have A Nice Day as I wait for your urgent response via the telephone/fax numbers of my BROTHER JACOB above.

For more information concerning the brutality of the Mugabe government please Click
this links:

h.t.t.p.:/./,8599,1833968,00.html Zimbabwe: UN Political Affairs Chief Says 'Winner-Takes-All' Approach Will Widen
Divisions, Produce Discredited Result (Page 1 of 1)

Best regards

Donnacia Kroma (Mrs.)

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