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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: "SUNDAY ADU" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:43:37 -0000
Subject: Warm Greeting


My greetings to you and your lovely family! we got your contact from the office of America Children and Charity office Accra Ghana that you are a God Fearing person who can invest our funds in States . This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore it as unserious could come into your mind but please consider it as a divine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility .My name is Sunday Adu 25years old and my younger sister Abigirl Adu from Sierra Leone. We are children to late Solomon Adu of blessed memory who is a Gold and diamond seller in Sierra Leone for twelve years before he and my mother died in a motor accident in the year 2009.When my late Father was alive he deposited $13 million usd and 65kg Gold dust with a Insurance security company oversea.Recently,we found out the funds and the Gold was deposited in Ghana under Magnum service security company.My younger sister and myself have no option than to move over to Ghana to stay in the Ghana Refugee camp to claim in other

Upon the release of the funds and the Gold,Mr James Swanson return back to the States to await the funds and the Gold,but before Mr James Swanson return back to States he paid for LAUNDRY CERTIFICATE/ DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY TAG POWER OF ATTORNEY/ANTI-DRUG CERTIFICATE/ ANTI TERRORIST CERTIFICATE/MONEY which he spent $27,000 usd to acquired there after we contact an experience and expert diplomat Weal Clement to help us make the delivery to Mr James Swanson there in States but before the diplomat Weal Clement left with boxes of the funds to the States we agreed he will take 30% of the $13.m usd and 65kg Gold dust then my younger sister and myself will take 70% of the $13.m usd and the 65kg Gold dust.
The week Diplomat Weal Clement arrive in United State,he cleared the consignment from the Airport, he called Mr James Swanson to tell him the description to his house for the delivery, Immediately Mr James Swanson call me that he did not want 30% that we agreed on before the boxes get to Washington. That he need 50% .and he has meet with the Diplomat at the airport. I thereby called the diplomat not to deliver the boxes to him for security reasons. I don't trust Mr James Swanson any longer. After that the diplomat calls me to look for another beneficiary that I trust.

Diplomat Weal Clement have no option than to deposit the boxes of the funds with a warehouse over there in States and called us for the next plan to take for the safety of our funds
Please when you call him you will tell him that you are calling in respect of Sunday Adu and Abigirl Adu boxes of money "consignment" that is in Seattle–Tacoma International Airport.

If Diplomat Weal Clement asks if you have discussed with me tell him that you have discussed with me.Note myself and my sister will be coming over to continue our education career there in your country after diplomat Weal Clement makes the delivery to you
Please, get to Weal Clement on time and get back to me through mail.May God richly bless you for your co-operations and understanding.

Attach below is is the picture of the open box when my late mother was showing me the content of the boxes.

This is Weal Clement contact information number
number {845-445-1859}
Roam Number:{+447-031-854-935}
Diplomat Email Address

Your son
Sunday Adu

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