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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: "Michelle Sianga" <>
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 15:18:32 -0800
Subject: Please My Dear, Reply me after reading this mail,

Hello My Darling,

I am so glad for your response, darling you made my day so wonderful, Thanks for your honest and readiness for friendship, i will now let you know more about myself and i need partnership and love with you because I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your country,

I am Miss Michelle Sianga, 24 Years Old, born In My home country Angola, in Southern Africa, But brought up In England ( UK ) Like i said, i am origin From( Angola,in Southern Africa ) into a family of Four, My Father, Myself, and Mother, and step mother, And i am Only Child of my Father ( Late Dr Abilio Sianga, Owner of Administrator of the National Oil Company Sonangol Angola) My Father is Late, and My Mother is Late, Left Only My Step Mother who plans to Kill me because of My Late father's Wealth,
I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment I am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father and Mother, Meanwhile I wanted to escape to England ( UK ) but she hide away my international passport and other valuable traveling documents.Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father (FID's) File which contains important documents.

So I decided to run out of the country to fellow Africa Country, Dakar Senegal. so i am currently, in Dakar Senegal, with only National ID CARD, To hide where she will not see me, as my life is in Danger Over there in my country, and i did not want anyone to know my whereabouts, I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your country.My Late Father deposited the sum of ( US$16,800,000.(sixteen Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars)in Bank with my name as the next of kin, i wish you to stand on my behalf to claim the money,However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents such as Deposit certificate on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and investment of the fund.
As you will help me in an investment, and i will like to complete my studies, as i was in my second year in the university,it's my intention to compensate you with 15% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my investment capital. This is the reason why I decided to contact you. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes.As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action

immediately.In the light of the above.

I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely.attachment is my pictures, hoping to read from you,

kiss kiss
Yours Love

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