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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: "Mr. Richard Franklin" <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:26:37 -0000

From:Mr.Richard Franklin.
Tel: +44 704 574 7992.
Fax: +44 700 593 0671.

I am Mr.Richard Franklin From Harlsden, North West London, here in England.
I am writing you from my office that will be of an immense benefit to both
of us.I discovered an abandoned sum of 20.5 Million Great British Pounds
Sterling (Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds
Sterling) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late
Mr. Ost Bob, an American citizen who unfortunately lost his life in the
plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000,
including his wife and only daughter.

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin/Will Beneficiary to
the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at 20.5 Million
Pounds can be paid to your Account.

This will be disbursed or shared in these percentages, 60% to me and 40% to
you. I have secured all necessary legal documents that can be used to back
up this claim we are making.

You shall read more about the crash on visiting this site.

Please, provide me the following, as we have 7 days to run it through. This
is very very URGENT PLEASE.

1. Full Name.
2. Your Direct Mobile Number.
3. Your Contact Address.

Mr.Richard Franklin.
Tel:+44 704 574 7992.
Fax:+44 700 593 0671.

Van: Mr.Richard Franklin.
Tel: +44,704,574 7992e
Fax: +44,700,593 0671st

Ik ben Mr.Richard Franklin Van Harlsden, Noord-West-Londen, hier in Engeland.
Ik ben je aan het schrijven vanuit mijn kantoor dat zal worden van een enorm voordeel op last van
van us.I Ontdekt een verlaten bedrag van 20,5 miljoen Britse ponden
Sterling (twintig miljoen vijfhonderdduizend Great British Pounds
Sterling) in een account die behoort tot een van onze buitenlandse klanten Late
Mr. Kaas Bob, een Amerikaanse burger die helaas verloor zijn leven in de
vliegtuigcrash van Alaska Airlines-vlucht 261 crashte Welke op 31 januari 2000
Met inbegrip van zijn vrouw en enige dochter.

Ik zoek uw toestemming om u te presenteren als de Next of Kin / Zal Begunstigde aan
De overledene thats zodat de opbrengst van deze rekening gewaardeerd op 20,5 miljoen
Pond betaald kan worden aan uw account.

Dit zal worden uitbetaald of gedeeld met deze Percentage, 60% voor mij en 40% naar
je. Ik heb beveiligd alle nodige juridische documenten die kunnen worden gebruikt voor opheffing
Beweren dat dit tot we maken.

Je leest meer over de crash op een bezoek aan deze site.

Gelieve mij de volgende, zoals we hebben 7 dagen om het uit te voeren door. Dit
is heel erg URGENT PLEASE.

1e Volledige naam.
2e Direct uw mobiele nummer.
3e Uw adresgegevens.

Mr.Richard Franklin.
Tel: +44 704 574 7992.
Fax: +44 700 593 0671.

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