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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: amnet <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:14:28 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Get Back To Me

Good-day,Get Back To MeI am representing a Group of Three (3) Top Government Officials that Heads the most sensitive Office in the Government of Republic of Ghana. ,we write this letter to you as an introduction and extension of our hands of friendship and establishing a meaningful business relationship with you.We got your contact through your country chamber of Commerce and because of our desires to invest in capital market/other valuable business in your country, like Blue Jay Copper mine industry in Nevada And real estate business . We feel that your firm's particular sense of global investment would be of immense benefit to this project.Again During my travels I have however,discovered so many opportunities to make an enormous amount of money supplying everything from Oilfield labor,to housing,and
day to day peripheral services that are in such high demand in everything from the Healthcare field,right up to,and including,to food servers for Restaurants,all
over the entire Province of Saskatchewan-Canada.Currently,the need for workers in almost every field has reached critical proportions.
The whole vision I have is put Venture-Capital together with Business's need to grow,and expand enough to meet these,and other needs in Saskatchewan-Canada.
My own idea is to tap into the available Labor pool in Mexico,and,or,the the Southern California area.I'd like to know your thought's on this,because you've stayed in the united states of America
area and your experience now is highly over emphasized and are right in the middle of that labor market,right?
The reason I was looking at the Spanish Workers,is due to the fact that They have a very large Native Population in United states of America and Canada ,and they are very close to the Earth Spiritually,
and so are the Mexicans,and the Mexicans are also known as the hardest working people on the Planet.We need a reliable partner that can be trusted with fund of $500 million dollars and will be able to do all necessary negotiations on our behalf as our orientation in this area of investment is still elementary.With your help we feel certain that our goal of building the biggest Copper Mine Industry in Nevada ,any manufacturing industry or real estate in the global world and would come to success as shown by your firm's commitment to similar investments.
If your interest in this proposal will be of mutual benefit,do not
hesitate to contact us so that we can commence further discussions. Presently we base in England
We look forward to a good business relationship with you.Best RegardsYours Sincerely,ZAINAB ZUEH ABACHA
TEL 447922275683
FAX 442036085286

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