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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. Joyce Ghagaheni." <>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 14:18:52 -0700


Dear beloved,

After going through your profile I decided to contact you for
friendship and assistance and distribution of my inheritances have to
say that I have no intentions of causing you any Pains so I decided to
contact you through this medium humbly ask that you take due
consideration of its importance and immense benefit and also sincerely
seek your confidence, as I make this Proposal to you as a person of
integrity. I got your contact through Network online internet search
in my personal search for a reliable and reputable individual to
handle a very confidential transaction which involves the transfer of
$2.5 Million US Dollars to a foreign account and I decided to write
you. As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because,
I Believe everyone will die someday.

My name is Mrs. Joyce Ghagaheni. from France I am a dying woman who
have decided to donate What I have to you. I want a Church,
Organizations, Individual Muslim, or a God fearing Person that will
use this fund for orphanages, schools, widows, Less privileges,
propagating the word of God and to endeavour that the house of God is
maintained. I am 64 years old and I was diagnosed with oesophageal
Cancer for about 3 Years ago, Recently, My Doctor told me that I would
not last for the next One month due to my cancer problem and stroke. I
am married to Mr. Kroosa Ghagaheni. who was until his death The
Chairman/CEO of K:E global industries and a philanthropist based in
Ivory Coast. in Ivory Coast for over a decade before he died on 5th of
January in the year 2012. We were married for fifteen years without a
child and he has left me everything he worked for.

I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared
For anyone. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always
hostile to people and only focus on my self as that was the only thing
I Cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is
more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the
world. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this
world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it.
Now that I know My time is near I have been touched by God to donate
from what I have Inherited from my late husband for the good work of
God, rather than Allow my relatives to use my husband hard earned
funds ungodly.

So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the
U.A.E, Ivory Coast, France and Ireland. Now that my health has
deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self any more. I once asked
members of my family to Close one of my accounts and donate the money,
which I have there to Charity organization in Bulgaria; they refused
and kept the money to themselves.

Hence, I do not trust them any more, as they seem not to be contended
With what I have left for them. The last of my money which is the huge
Cash deposit that I have with Financial Firm Abroad. I will want you
to Help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity
organizations And let them know that it is me Mrs. Joyce Ghagaheni.
that is making this Generous donation.

I pray that God uses you to support and assist me with good heart
Please pray that the good Lord forgives me my sins. I have asked God
to Forgive me and I believe he has because He is a merciful God. I
will be going in for an operation in less than few days. I decided to
WILL/donate the money to you for the good work of the lord, And also
to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the Assistance
of the widows.

I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit
This money and my husband relatives are not inclined to helping poor
Persons and I do not want my husband's hard earned money to be misused
Or spent in the manner in which my late husband did not specify. I
wish you All the best and May the good Lord bless you abundantly, and
please use The funds well and always extend the good work to others.

NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until
the task is accomplished as I don't want anything that will jeopardize
my last wish.

I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I want you to
always remember me in your daily prayers because of my up coming
Cancer Surgery. Write back as soon as possible any delay in your reply
will give me room in sourcing another person for this same purpose.

Reply me immediately and send your information such as your full
name, telephone and fax number with your resident address to proceed

God bless you as I hope to hear from you as soon as possible.

Remain Bless

Mrs. Joyce Ghagaheni.

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