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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 .)JULIANAH VAYE-SCOTT" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:03:38 +0700

Dear Friend,

I have a re-profiling amount in an excess of US$5.6 Million Dollars,which I seek your partnership in accommodating for me. You will be rewarded with 30% of the total

sum for your partnership. Can you be my partner on this?

I am Mrs julianah vaye-scott the personal secretary to Mikhail Khodorkovsky the richest man in Russia and owner of the following companies: Chairman CEO: Yukos Oil

Corporation, 31a, Dubininskaya str.Moscow 115054, Russia(Russian Most Largest Oil Company)Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with

its branches all over the world)

The documents of the above funds in question was handed over to me to be used in payment of an American oil merchant for his last oil deal with my boss Mikhail

Khodorkovsky. Already the funds have been deposited with a bank outside Russia, where the final crediting is expected to be carried out. While I was on the process, My

Boss was arrested for his involvement on politics in financing the leading and opposing political parties (the Union of Right Forces, led by Boris Nemtsov, and

Yabloko,a liberal/social democratic party led by Gregor Yavlinsky) which poses treat to FORMER President Vladimir Putin second tenure as Russian President. You can

catch more of the story on this:

All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the above quoted sum and I will arrange for the documentation which will enable the Bank transfer the sum to you.

I have decided to use this sum to relocate to ASIA continent and never to be connected to any of Mikhail Khodorkovsky conglomerates so as to free my self from the

hands of the present government. The transaction has to be concluded in 7 days upon the receipt of your response to me. As soon as I get your willingness to comply I

will give you moredetails and also tell you what I shall require from you. Finally I will let you know my location in ASAI and where this fund is at present for

security reasons.

Please get in touch with me via E-mail with the below details immediately you acknowledge the good receipt of this message.

(1) Your Full Name------------------------------------------
(2) Your Full Home address.---------------------------------
(3) Your telephone and fax numbers:------------------------
{4} A copy of your international passport or Driver's License as a proper identification
{5} Your occupation/Age: ------------------------------

These requirements will enable us file letters of claim to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals in your favor. Call me as soon as you receive this

message for further clarification.

Looking forward to your prompt response.

Yours Sincerely,.
(Mrs ) Julianah vaye-scott

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