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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: "Saeed Abdulrazaq" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:15:49 +0500 (PKT)
Subject: Contact

Dear Sir,

Sequel to the secretive arrangement in regards of the shipment of your
Contract sum,I wish to inform you that all necessary modalities have Been
automatically concluded and your fund have left Nigeria to JAKARTA Via
your Country today by Diplomatic Express Cargo Flight.Seeing that you have
gone through a lot trying to receive this fund but all to no Avail.

Note carefully the content of the crate is"Money's tried contacting You
through your old information, rather I got someone that told me your No
longer interested with the transaction that you have given him the go
Ahead order to complete it with my bank.

Therefore I want to know if the diplomat should go ahead and deliver The
consignment to your partner Mr.Hew Kim Loong that told us he is presently
in Malaysia and also the amount in the box is $12,500,000.00 (Twelve
million five hundred thousand United States dollars only), But I did not
disclose it to the Diplomatic Courier Services as Money, rather I informed
them that the crate contain Vital"DIPLOMATIC DOCUMENTS belonging to my
client in Asia that's you.

Furthermore, the weight of the consignment is 45kg but I manage to pay
25kg,which cost $9,000.00 On no account should you disclose the Content of
the crate with the Diplomatic Courier Services.

SERVICES,INDONESIA,in There affiliate office in JAKARTA to the Attn
Mr.Agung Satya.M on Tel:+6285-69560-04064 to
know the actual situation With the consignment and also give them your
address where the Consignment will be delivered and then get back to me as
soon as Possible, Meanwhile I will be coming over to your country
immediately the consignment arrives in your Country for my share.

Please update me as you contact the SOUTH EAST ASIAN PACIFIC DIPLOMATIC
COURIER SERVICES IN INDONESIA for more details you may need from me.

Yours faithfully,
Dr.Saeed Abdulrazaq

Note: that this is a deal and I would want this transaction to be
Confidential and the bank I work with must not know about it, I am the
head of operation International remittance department central bank of

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