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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 Mufiah Al Rahim <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:06:58 -0700

I am the above named person from Kuwait. I am married to Dr.Abdullah Al
Rahim who worked with Kuwait embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years
before he died in the year 2009.We were married for eleven years
without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only
four days. Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since
his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my
matrimonial home which the Bible is against.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $25Million
Dollars (Twenty Five Million United State Dollars) with a Bank in
Europe. Presently, This Money is still with the Security Company.
Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three
months due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke

Having known my condition I decided to donate this Fund to Charity or
better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the
way I am going to instruct here in. I want a church that will use
these funds to fund churches, orphanages and widows propagating the
word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained.

The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I
took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit
this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want
my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I don't
want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner.
Hence the reason for taking this bold decision.

I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I
am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the
lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any
telephone communication in this regard because of my health and because
of the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't
want them to know about this development. With God all things are
possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact
of the Finance company.

I will also issue you letter of authority that will prove you as the
original-beneficiary of this Funds. I want you and the church to always
pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I
lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the
Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful
all through your life. Any delay your reply will Give me room in
sourcing for a church or Christian individual for this same purpose.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.
Hoping to hearing from you. I have set aside 25% for you and for your
time, and the rest goes for charity.
Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.

Kindly reply me on my

Kindly provide me with the below information to enable me contact you

1.Full name
3.Telephone Number

Yours Faithfully,

Mrs Mufiah Al Rahim.

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