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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. Suzanne Mubarak." <>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:04:39 +0800

Dear Partner,

I am writing this mail in sorrow from my heart.With due respect trust and
humanity, I
appeal to you to exercise a little patience and read through my letter I
feel quite safe
dealing with you in this important business having gone through your
remarkable profile.

Honestly I am writing this email to you with pains and
sorrow from my heart, I will really like to have a good relationship
with you and I have a special reason why I decided to contact you, I
decided to contact you due to the urgency of my situation.

This mail may not be surprising to you if you have been following current
events in the international media with reference to the recent protest
in Egypt.I am Mrs.Suzanne Mubarak, the wife of Deposed
Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak who was just release with my 2 sons by the
government of Egypt.We are still waiting for another retrial.

Ever since the turn out of events and even prior to the protest,I have been
thrown into a state of antagonism,confusion,humiliation, frustration and
hopelessness by the present military leadership of the
Egyptian Liberation Organization.I have even been subjected to physical and
psychological torture.As a woman that is so traumatized, I have lost
confidence with everybody in the country at the moment.

You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the
discovery of
some fund in my husband secret bank account and companies and the
allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by my husband
in my name of which I have refuses to disclose or give up to the corrupt
Egyptian Government.In fact the total sum allegedly discovered by the
Government so far is in the tune of about $6.5 Billion Dollars.And they
are not relenting on their effort to make me and my sons(Gamal &
Alaa Mubarak) poor for life.

As you know, the Moslem community has no regards for women, more
importantly when the
woman is from a Christian background,hence my desire for a foreign
assistance.I have the
sum of 62.5USD(Sixty-Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars) with a financial firm in Europe whose name I can not disclose
for now for security reasons until we open up communication. I shall be
grateful if you could receive this fund into your bank account for safe
keeping and any Investment opportunity.

This arrangement will be known to you and I alone and all our
correspondence should be
strictly on email alone because our government has tapped all our lines
and are
monitoring all my moves.In view of the above, if you are willing to
assist for our mutual benefits, you shall be compensated with 20% of the
funds after the completion and transfer of fund to your possession.

Please note that this is a golden opportunity that comes once in life time
more so, if you are honest, I am going to entrust more funds in your
care as this is one of the legacy we keep for our children.In case you
don't accept please do not let me out to the security and international
media as I am giving you this information in total trust and confidence I
will greatly appreciate if you accept my proposal in good faith.I am
aware of the consequences of this proposal.

So I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should
discard this mail.I
ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no
appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you.Do
not destroy my family reputation because you do not approve of my

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak.

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