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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:

Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:55:52 +0000

Dear Friend,

Let me start by introducing my self. I am Moss
Frank,American national, a serving US General Army and the commanding
security officer to Iraqi Nation and Afghanistan as national security
adviser to the countries security head. I and some of my high profile
ranking officers carry out some deal on oil business over there in Iraq
before my exit out of Iraq, where i am currently assisting co- General
Stanley Mc Chrystal Presently in states.

The deal worth $55
Million united states dollars and after we have all share the money I
realized $10.5 Million Dollars which is my own personal share made out
of the deal, due to my present status as a US General Army, I can not be
able to move this huge funds to my private Salary bank account to avoid
further interrogation or face any kind of probation by my country

I have make an arrangement with the United Nations
security company in Iraq to move the consignment fund to the United
Nations regional head office in the Middle East for easy claim. I
will offer to you 30% of the total sum if you agree to assist me and we
also have to keep a low profile of communication until we achieve our
aims and ultimate goals. Can you be able to help me receive this huge
funds in your name? to enable me continue facilitating the process of
moving the truck box to you and please note that we have to keep this
honorable deal a Top Secret because I do not want anyone to know about
it due to my present position in the US Army.

If you are capable
to work with me on the above stipulated terms and condition, then you
are to send me your full details, home and office addresses including
your private and office telephone numbers. You are to include your age,
occupation and marital status through my following personal email id: .I will request that after our sharing you will assist
me to invest my own share into profitable business eg properties
,Tourism,Hospital,Transport etc.

Awaiting for your prompt response for more updates

Best Regards.
Mr.Moss Frank

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