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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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Fraud email example:

From: "Dr.Richard Quartey" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:04:17 +0100
Subject: Ref:Joint Venture/Partnership Initiative (From Prempeh-Davies,Quartey & Co)

Main office
Prempeh-Davies,Quartey & Co
67 Kojo Thompson Rd. Adabraka,
P. O. Box GP 207
Accra 00233

Registered in Ghana No:5514879
VAT Registration No: 867 1433 10

Dear Sir/Madam,

Located in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, Prempeh-Davies,Quartey & Co is a firm of Solicitors and Advocates of the Supreme Court that specializes in litigation, trademark and Intellectual Property law and divorce Proceedings, Banking and Property Law, Wills, Probate and Planning, Property Finance and Commercial Conveyance using the best practice at all times. It currently consists of Two Partners, a Senior Associate and five Associates and as such, we are able to offer a full range of legal services.

I came across your email on my search for a credible partner on behalf of my Client and I think it will interest and benefit you immensely. We have been mandated by our clients, a group of Local indigent Gold Miners and Exporters to help, solicit and seek for an International business Partner with the aim of assisting them to either;

1) Market their various Gold and other associated produce internationally as their marketing representatives or Agents.
2) To further assist in recouping their export revenues and income and lodging same in credible Banks Overseas
3) To give Professional Advice as regard Investment possibilities and options in your Country of domicile and
4) To assist in investment of paid funds into viable projects in your region with the ultimate aim of generating more revenue for which you might be considered for the position of a Senior Partner or Director for the role and assistance rendered..

This proposition/project will be on a Partnership basis and all modalities will be in consonance with all best internationally accepted Business ethics. You will also be entitled to a percentage agreed upon between me (as the representative of the Investors) and you before the commencement of the project.

Please note that you do not have to be a dealer in precious metals to be eligible for this offer. All that is needed to be qualified is either your Marketing expertise or your ability to receive funds on behalf of my clients. Your immediate reply will be highly appreciated and I shall give you more information on this project.

This proposition is valid for a period of 30 (thirty) days only from the date of dispatch.

Yours Sincerely,

Quartey Richard Esq.
Senior Partner
Prempeh-Davies,Quartey & Co
67 Kojo Thompson Rd. Adabraka,
P. O. Box GP 207
Accra 00233

Tel: +233-541-275-323

PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Prempeh-Davies A. B.Sc., LL.B., B.L., Quartey R, LL.B. (Hons), B.L., Appiah A, LL.B. (Hons), Ph.d., Richard H, LL.B., B.L. , Owo K, LL.B.,(Hons), Bob P. LL.B. (Hons)., B.L.IN CHAMBER: L. N. Stephens, Mrs. Yungwa C, B.Sc., B.L., Miss Linda H, LL.B.

Prempeh-Davies,Quartey & Co Chambers- Notice of Confidentiality:
Prempeh-Davies,Quartey & Co is the business name of Prempeh-Davies,Quartey & Co (Accra) LLP, a registered limited liability partnership organized under the laws of Accra and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The principal place of business of this limited liability partnership is 67 Kojo Thompson Rd. Adabraka, Accra where a list of partners names may be inspected.
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