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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:

From: "Mr. Samar" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 19:32:25 +0800
Subject: re.please get back to mee

My Dear ,

I am contacting you based on assistant, i decided to just seek for business assistance from you.I am Mr. Samar Rami from Alepo-Syria,My Late father was an aide to Former minister of petroleum,due to recent crises in my country,my father and two brothers were killed last two months by rebel and our family house was looted,but the rebels were not able to loot the money and Kilos of Gold my father kept on top of house roof, my life is now in danger,I live in jungle to avoid rebels and armies eliminating me as the son of my father,as i have no family again and best option for my safety is to leave my country to seek for refugee in your country, I would like to relocate my Late father business/funds to your country,and Gold export/Jewelry making business.I am in desperate need to move out these funds and ninety nine Kgs of Golds (99KGs)from my country to your possession for safekeeping and for investment in your country trade, I would like you to assist me or advice me further on which sectors i can invest over there to get good profit for i think about to extend to real estate business,jewerly manufacturing industry,agriculture,I have means to move the funds to you there without any problem,while i soon cross the border to enter Turkey and come over.The amount intact is (USD$ Twelve Million United states dollar in the safe box which i buried under the ground to hide the treasure.I am ready to offer you handsome reward if you can assist me to receive these funds and golds and keep it safe for me there in your country until i am able to cross over to Turkey and come over to your country,and can you also assist me to invest these funds in your country when i arrive to seek refuge in your country? I am sending you this message through a phone of a good Samaritan a red cross officer whom assisted me with his phone for this message , upon your good assistant I will give you 20% of the total of this my treasure as a reward for your good assistant.
please do reply me to private my email:
I wait for you respond,
Samar Rami.
Mijn beste ,

Ik ben contact met u op basis van assistent, ik heb besloten om alleen bij u te zoeken naar zakenbijstand. Ik ben de heer Samar Rami uit Alepo-Syrië. Mijn recente vader was een hulpmiddel voor de voormalige minister van aardolie, vanwege de recente crises in mijn land, mijn vader en twee broers werden de laatste twee maanden door rebel gedood en ons familiehuis was geplunderd, maar de rebellen konden het geld niet plunderen en Kilos of Gold mijn vader bleef boven het huisdak staan, mijn leven is nu in gevaar leef in de jungle om te voorkomen dat rebellen en legers mij als mijn zoon van mijn vader elimineren, want ik heb geen familie meer en de beste optie voor mijn veiligheid is om mijn land te verlaten om vluchtelingen in uw land te zoeken, ik wil mijn late vader verhuizen zaken / fondsen naar uw land en goud export / sieraden maken business.I ben in wanhopige behoefte om deze fondsen en negentig negen Kg Golds (99KG) uit mijn land te verhuizen naar uw bezit voor bewaring en voor investeringen in uw land handel, Ik zou graag willen dat u me bijstaat of mij verder adviseert over welke ctors die ik kan beleggen Ik wacht op je antwoord en ik geef je 20% van de totale waarde aan je goede assistent voor deze transactie.
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