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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!

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Fraud email example:

Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 16:29:33 +0300
Subject: 6-08-2013




You have been selected as one of the recipient for this year during the
celebration of world environmental day which entitle you to a cash
donation of $1,000,000.00 ( One Million United State Dollars ) from the
donation board of Saudi environmental society. (SENS).

The Saudi environmental society in conjunction with other environmental
organizations world wide is working on creating sustainable developmental
programs. In addition to working on developing the voluntary action by
creating a broad base of volunteers and to contribute in strengthening the
role of the private sector to serve the environmental issues in the areas
of environmental protection and conservation of natural resources and

Since environmental issues are worldwide problems, and knowing that
environmental problems in one region also affects other regions of the
world, The Saudi environmental society, ably headed by His Royal Highness
Prince Turki Abdul-Aziz, approve the sum of $1,000,000.00 (One Million
United State Dollars) to be given to few selected persons in all regions
of the world who are willing to work towards the protection of the
environment in which they are domiciled. Therefore it is only persons who
are concern about the environment that should claim this grant.

The sums are release to selected persons in all regions of the world.
Persons so selected, must be willing to use the grant for the purpose for
which the grant was given which is principally to improve the ecosystem in
his/her place of domicile by to bring together like minded persons in
ones region to create climatic and environmental awareness among the
populace about issues which are threatening the environment. The
utilization of the funds should be judiciously deployed.

Since you have been selected amongst others, you should contact the Saudi
Environmental society international donation center in London with your
data and all necessary information for the transfer of the grant to you
via the email address stated herein. Note that this is a grant and
therefore it should be use only for the purpose for which it was meant
for. Briefly in one sentence, what are the environmental challenges
facing your community?

Board of directors

His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Nasser bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud,
President of Saudi Environment Society.

Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Hamid Abu Znadh, vice President. (Saudi)
Dr. Faisal Hamzah Abu Rdeif, Secretary.
Dr. Osama Abdullah Kokandi, Treasurer.
Dr Saleh Mohammed, Board Member, Europe
Professor. Tariq Abdul Hadi Taher, Board Member. America
Dr. Saied Fathi Khaweli, Board Member, Africa
Engineer Adel Salem Badeeb, Board Member, Asia
Mr. Phillip Rasmusen, Board member, Observer status, UN


Office Address
2rd Floor
Ibex House
42-47 Minories
London EC3N 1DY ( UK )
Contact Person : A Hassan

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