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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!

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Fraud email example:

From: "Dr.Evans Egobia" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 19:41:00 -0300
Subject: With Trust ..88

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Federal capital territory Office.
complex block A,area 11
P.M.B.135 Garki Abuja.Fct


It is with trust and confidence that i write to make this urgent

business proposal to you.i was assigned by two of my colleague to

seek for a foreign partner who will assist us in providing a

convenient foreign account in any designated bank abroad for the

transfer of us$35,500,000.00 pending on our arrival in your

country for utilization and disbursement with the owner of the


this amount results from a deliberate inflation of the value of a

contract awarded by our ministry - the federal ministry of

agriculture (fma)to an expatriate company.the contract has been

executed and payment made to the original contractor,remaining the

over-invoiced amount of us$35.5 million,which we want to transfer

the funds out the country in our favour for disbursement among

ourselves.the transfer of this money can only be possible with the

help of a foreigner who will be presented as the beneficiary of

the fund.

as government officials, we are not allowed to operate foreign

accounts,and this is the reason why we decided to contact you. we

have agreed that if you/your company can act as the beneficiary of

this fund (us$35,500,000.00 million)25% of the total sum will be

for you for providing the account while 5% will be set aside for

the expenses incurred during the cost of transfer of the fund into

your account while 70% will be reserved for us.

we hereby solicit for your assistance in providing a convenient

account number in a designated bank abroad where this fund would

be transferred.we intend coming over there on the completion of

this transfer to secure our own share of the money.

please note that we have been careful and have made all

arrangements towards the success and smooth transfer of the fund

to your account before you. for security reasons and

confidentiality of this transaction, we demand that you should not

expose this proposal and the entire transaction to anybody.

we are putting so much trust in you with the hope that you would

not betray us. or sit on this money when it is finally transferred

into your rest assured that this transaction is 100%

risk free. if this proposal is acceptable to you,indicate your

interest by sending a email to us including your bank name &

address,account number,telephone and fax numbers.

note:our former president Dr.Good luck Ebele Jonathan collaborated

with the former chairman of the economic financial crime

commission ,Chief (Mrs.) Farida Mzamber Waziri to stop the junior

ranks officers from transferring funds out of the country. he

sent different publication to many countries in the world as

propaganda to discourage all government officials from

transferring funds into an overseas account to avoid and save

guides the countries economy.

apparently, so that other government officials will not benefits

from these( oil windfalls venture) where he has been a culprit

alone with his aides.more details about this transaction will be

given to you as soon as we receive your positive respond.

note that the particular nature of your company's business is

irrelevant to this transaction. if this transaction interests you,

your urgent response will be appreciated.

yours faithfully,

Dr.Evans Egobia
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