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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: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 17:27:17 +0000 (UTC)


My name is Mr Peter Amangbo, A Staff of Zenith Bank Plc,Director General Foreign Operations/Remittance Department.

An account overseer to late Dr. George Brumley.,who is an Oil Merchant under (NNPC) here in Nigeria.He died with his Families ,A chartered aircraft carrying three families to a game reserve plowed into Mount Kenya,he made a Will, stating that $25,600,000.00,be donated to Philanthropy any where in world,I seek your assistants to make a transfer of this fund,to your account for our mutual benefit,since my client is no longer alive. For your interest,quickly contact me for more details.
He banked with us here in Lagos and had a closing balance as At the end of July, 2003, the sum of Twenty-five Million, Six Hundred Thousand S$25.6m) dollars, which the bank now expects the next of kin to claim As the beneficiary. all efforts by the bank to contact any of his relatives has proved Unsuccessful.

As a result of this, the board of directors are about to place the fund As UNCLAIMED, if the account continues to remain in-service. It will amount to the bank converting the money into their own official capital base. In order to prevent this, some of my trusted colleagues and I,now Seeks your permission to have you stand as the next of kin to the late Engineer.
All documents which enable you get this fund will be carefully worked out.This proposal is 100% risk free on your side, and our side. We have agreed that 40% of the total fund will be remitted into your account which you will provide, Then 5% of the fund will stand as costs for Incidental expenses. The remaining 55% will be our own share. Please treat this matter as urgent and confidential.
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I got your contact through my private search and I decided to ask your personal involvement. I believe you will be of assistance.,In your reply send me your full contact address/phone and fax number for easy communication.

I want you to contact the Lawyer Directly to his E-mail address he is the person to handle all the relevant documents on your behalf?

     Below is the information of the Lawyer?
      Barrister Musa Danladi
      Cell-phone nos:+234-701-883-6811

Reply me Directly to my private E-mail  Address:

   My Regards,

Mr Peter Amangbo
Foreign Operations/Remittance Dept.
{Zenith Bank Plc.}

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