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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: Mami love <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:30:58 GMT
Subject: Hello dear,

My dear,
Compliments of the day and how are you doing?i know that this email will get to you as a surprise but i want you to understand that it is due the urgent of my present situation,so please i will like you to tell me more about your self and as well your intention towards me if you do agree towards having intimate relationship with me because for me am out to see to your satisfaction.

To tell you about my self,my name is Miss Mami Samson Kwaje,i am 24 years old and i am the daughter of Late Dr Samson L. Kwaje,my father married two wife's but i lost my mother at early age and my father died on the 1st August 2010 of kidney complications in Kenya Nairobi,i am the only surviving child of my late mother,from Wanglei village in Bor,of South Sudan, in the upper Nile region of Southern Sudan (currently Jonglei State of Sudan) i am 5.8ft tall 173cm but now i am a refugee and i am living in a church refugee camp in Senegal under asylum as a refugee under the (UNHCR),i was a second year student in the university of Sudan studying mass communication before the death of my father.

I am open minded person,easy going girl,confident,hard working ,caring,always stand by my word,am seeking for someone who is honest like i wrote in my profile to get married to no matter where he comes from and no matter his religious back ground,i am single never married and active and i like everything that makes life easy and comforting eg going to beach,cooking,watching TV sports like football etc,shopping,reading newspapers and novels,having long walk,my dear i would have loved to chat with you but in this camp we are not allow to go out often,i don't have any relatives now whom i can go to all my relatives ran away during the war/crisis in my country.

Please listing to this,my Late father Dr Samson L. Kwaje was the First minister of Information and Broadcasting and also minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Southern Sudan and the spokesman of the Sudan People's Liberation Army,my father died of kidney complications in Kenya Nairobi on 1st August 2010.

However during the Darfur Crisis after the death of my father,my step mother planed to kill me and take over all my late fathers properties from there i decide to run away and that was how i lost all my important documents such as my international passport/Birth Certificate/University ID card,but i managed to escape with my late fathers important documents (The Death And Deposit Certificate of $4.6m Four million Six hundred thousand U.S Dollars) that was deposited by my late father in one of the leading Bank in London with my names as the next of kin,which i shall forward you the contact information of the bank and some documents for your confirmation in your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and investment of the fund as you will help me in an investment and i will also like to complete my studies under you because i was in my 2nd year in the university when the crisis in my country started.

Mean while,i am saddled with the problem of securing you as a trust worthy foreign personality to help me transfer the money over to your country and into your possession pending my arrival to meet with you and after the transaction you will arrange for my trip to join you over there in your country for us to share this feelings face to face and we will get married and 15% of the total money will be yours as compensation for your services and the balance shall be our investment capital,this is the reason why I decided to contact you and please all communications should be through this email address only,my dear this is confidential purposes,so i want you to keep this as secret and do not tell any one about this no matter what because my life is in danger until after the transfer.

As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest to assist me,i will put things into action immediately because i really want to move ahead with my life. In the light of the above,i shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this relationship and transaction sincerely.

So my dear if you accept to help me please kindly furnish me with the following details....

Full name.....................................
Home/office address.....................
Mobile telephone Number............

To know whom i am about to entrust my late fathers wealth to,finally reach me fast and direct on email address for security reason,if you want to call me,you can call me with this number ( 00221 77 602 60 93 ) it is the phone number of the rev father in charge of the camp and his name is Rev Father Paul Anthony,if you call tell him that you want to speak with Miss Mami Samson Kwaje,the girl in camp 2C he will send for me to answer your call,i will be waiting to hear from you,till then remain bless.
With my best regard from.

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