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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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Fraud email example:

Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:16:14 -0700
Subject: Dear Friend, Re: Investment Advise/Opportunity

Mr. Michael A. Jabril
Financial Consultant/Adviser
Date: 25/07/2017

Dear Sir,

Re: Investment Advise/Opportunity
How are you and the family today? Before I proceed I must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you, I am aware that this is certainly not a conventional way of approach to establish a relationship of trust, but due to the situation at hand I have no choice.

I am contacting you based on the request by an investor Mrs Maduekwe
Johnson, a Top Nigeria Citizen/politician on her need for
investment/funding in your country. My Name is Michael A. Jabril, a
Consultant and Personal Adviser to the investor, My company, most times
represents the interests of Big investor-(HIGHNET-WORTH INDIVIDUALS) due to the sensitivity of the position they hold in their societies and the unstable investment environment of their country, they evacuate majority of their fund to more stable economies and developed nations where they can get good yield for their funds.

Mrs Maduekwe Johnson,whom i had personally worked with so many years ago with a proposal, recently, approach me that she needs an individual or company that will assist her to invest the sum of (USD58.500.000.00)
Fifty-Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollar on her behalf in a good profitable business in your country for a period of 10 years for a start.

The total amount available in Bank Guarantee is USD110 Million, but an
initial sum of USD58.5Million has been approved for this investment, due to the current situation of the country under the Governorship of President Buhari, who is presently very sick and there is a rumour that his dead, but not confirmed to the nation yet.

But the most sad news here is that Mrs Maduekwe Johnson (A top Government functionery here has being diagnosed of lung cancer and this has necessitated in her search for an investment manager to stand on behaif of only daughter (Adopted) for this period of years.

I believe this is another great opportunity to reach out for a long term investment, i will be very grateful if we can work this out together, probably we can make an arrangement to meet for possible investment discussion to seal the agreement to enable commencement.

Also note that the POF on this transaction is available and all necessary legal Documentation will be executed before actual liquidation/transfer is executed to you or your banker as this is a legitimate transaction.

The investor also offers for your assistance is 20%, 70% to be
managed by you also for the period 10 years and 5% will be set aside as
donation to charity organizations and other less privilege homes monthly.the balance 5% will be will added to your share should there be any expenses during the process of transfer of fund to you.

Be rest assured of our sincerity and this is a Legitimate Transaction and all required legal documents will be presented an demand.

We look forward to a cordial business relationship with you, for more
details contact me via my private email ( only as stated here for confidentiality.

Thank you for your understanding.

Best regards

Mr. Michael A. Jabril
Financial Consultant/Advise

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