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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.Krishna Faye" <>
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 22:30:01 +0430

Dear Beloved in Christ,

Wishing you the very best of the day and everything good that life has to offer, how is your day going I hope splendid, I am writing you this email message from Singapore, the south east of Asia and I am Mrs.Krishna Faye, still in my early 60. My dear, I hope you believe in God and his miraculous ways of working because you have been chosen to carry out the work of the Lord and help human kind subsequently.

My dear, life comprises of both good and bad and I have gone through both aspects, I thank God that I am able to finally send you this email message. I have always been a devoted Christian and lived the life of a child of God but at times I ask God why his children have to suffer at all or go through unbearable pains but he alone knows the answer. My dear, for some years now I have been in pain, my health has been failing me continuously my present health status is deteriorating; I have been suffering from multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow and insulin diabetics.

My predicaments are beyond me, I was born an orphan, I had no joy of parent hood neither did I enjoy that of a wonderful family, the doctors has prescribed that I may not live longer than three months because the cancer has eaten deep into my system, I do not have any family relative or extended relative so I believe the Lord wants it to be this way which is why I am contacting you. I was married to my late lovely, caring memorable husband Mr.Sew Afendi, a Malaysian nationality. He worked with the Malaysian Petroliam Nasional Berhad(PETRONAS), I lost him in an oil spill disaster that occurred in 1998 in an oil field while he was on duty.

I was grieved for years after his death, he was the only one I had and the only family I had, the Lord was not quick enough to bless us with any fruit of the womb before he died, so I was left alone in this world and I made a promise never to get married to any other man and that promise kept me going for years. Three years after the death of my husband, I returned back to my hometown Singapore but before then, I made a decision to my self to help the less privileged and the sick ones, so I decided to sell the families properties and my inherited belongings and estates belonging to my late husband which tuned up to a reasonable sum of money and I also received a compensation funds from PETRONAS which I received as a tribute paid to my late husband, all this rounded up to the total sum of $4.100,000,00 USD.

The fund was bonded in an escrow telex account of an operating private finance company (Hong Leong Capital Resources Malaysia), due to the interference of the Malaysian Government and high rate of local fund monitoring that year in Malaysia, I deposited the funds and returned back to my hometown hopefully that I will come back someday and distribute them as my wishes demands before my illness became worst. It has been over ten years now since the funds has been in Hong Leong Capital Resources and since then my stay in Singapore has been from one hospital to another, recently I received a notification from the finance company informing me of the sudden government interference on funds and their drastic decisions in diverting and confiscating all unclaimed funds because they are evaluating the 2012 revenue budget.

Due to my present condition and health failure, I will not be able to either travel down to Malaysia or go through the transaction process as I am physically disabled and I have lost my ability to speak ever since the period of my sickness and this is the more reason why I contacted you. The company advised that I bring forth a beneficiary who will represent me in receiving the funds. I made a vow to God that I will make sure this fund is used subsequently for human aid, the less privileged, charity homes and a cancer memorable home in my name. I have spent a lot on my health and I still do not see any sign of recovery so I have given up. What shall it profit me if I die without helping the unfortunate ones when I have the ability to, It is my last wish to see that this funds are invested in any charitable organization of your choice and proceeds distributed each year among the charity organization and cancer hospitals. My dear, you might be surprised as to how I came about !
your cont

Do remain blessed and I hope to hear back from you soon.

please send all my replies to my personal email.


Lord's blessing,
Mrs.Krishna Faye

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