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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: "Asmaa Al-Omar" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 04:44:40 -0700
Subject: Re: Urgent Response Please.

>From Mrs Asmaa Al-Omar

Hello Dear,

I got your contact when I was going through advert page and decided to contact you base on your country location as i want to go into business with you ,with due respect trust and humility I offer my amity and I appeal to you to exercise a little patience to read through my letter as I feel quite safe with you since your business known person, but let me ask can I trust you in this transaction that will be of mutual benefit to both of us.

Here is my business proposal for you, please permit me to use this means to inform you to introduce any profitable business we can invest, hoping you will not disappoint me in any way. I am Mrs Asmaa Al-Omar, the wife of late Ibrahim Al-Omar, an Industrialist, also a journalist with Al-jazira, who was killed in July 11, 2016 while covering clashes between regime forces and rebels in the Northern Syrian province of Tarmanin, Idlib, After the death of my husband, my family is under threat by the Syria President for resolute support for a true Democratic Government in Syria that is why they killed my husband. Due to the

current disturbances in the country many families are running for dear lives as
soldiers are killing civilians, women and children. I want to bring to your notice that I have in a secrete safe the sum of (USD$65.9 Million) this is the money me and my husband have saved for our entire life as an Industrialist. I secretly locked up the money in a security box for save keeping and My sincere intention in writing you is to plead with you to kindly assist me receiving the money in your country, this is simply because we cannot do any bank wire transfers here, neither to make any kind of international call here, following the war as we are Refugees.

Note that i am fully interested to go into any profitable investment you can assist me to get in your country. I have to take this chance because I have no other alternative but to trust somebody abroad , I am an orphan and a widow with no brother or sister so I cannot risk my life here to avoid an end to my family lineage since my husband is dead.All I have is my daughter and she deserve a decent life as I want her to grow up in a peaceful environment. I will relocate to your country with my only daughter to invest the money in accordance with your country law,

all i want from you is trust and all will be done, and under 7 days the box
will be noted in your position. For your participation in the shipment of the fund and establishment of a company, we will sign an agreement when i come over there before a lawyer that you are part of the company and are entitle to 30% of the company's monthly income.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs Asmaa Al-Omar

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