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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: "Miss Anita Sianga," (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 21:54:57 -0800
Subject: Please My Dear, Reply me after reading this mail,

Hello My Darling,

I am so glad for your response, 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

I am Miss Anita Sianga, 24 Years Old, born and brought up in my home
country Angola, in Southern Africa, and i am origin From( Luanda Capital
city Of 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 the Europe 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$6,800,000.(Six 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, hoping to read from you,
kiss kiss
Yours Love

Am Seriously waiting for your reply my love,

Hello Dear

Thank you so much for coming to assist an orphan like me, Seriously life is
very difficult,painful and frustrating,Frankly speaking life has change
into strange things to me, Life is not easy for me, You cannot believe that
i am now like a beggar,This has never been my wish but i have nothing else
to do rather than working on the principle of life which is of different

I am The only Child and only daughter of my Parents, I grew up my country (
Luanda Capital city Of Angola, in Southern Africa ), and i am currently in,
( Republic Of Senegal, Capital city, Dakar) My Personal phone Number is (
+221 706 938 667 ) you can call me on whatsapp only, if you wish Video
call, no problem,

I finish my college and got admission into the University.In the
University,I did my one year subject in Agriculture before this calamity
betrayed my home. I ran away to this country ( Republic Of Senegal, Capital
city, Dakar), After when my wicked step mother threaten to kill me if i
dont review the information of my late father deposit which i was used as
the next of kin.She seized my passport and other information because of the
fear that i might leave the country,However that didn't distract my

The money I am talking about was deposited in ( United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Bank ) by my late father,I was used as the next of kin to the deposit
because i am the only child, beside my father wanted me to have the best
and make him proud in life,My late father deposited this money with an
instruction that I can withdraw the money through a foreigner partner,

That is why i contacted you to help me out in acting as the next trustee to
the deposit.Over here i cannot access an account or open an account,This is
the reason why I need your help to assist me in transferring this money
into your account which you know will be safe either new or old empty or
not, Please do this with your sincere heart as that is very important to
me. I do not have much experience in international transaction as i have
not attempted it before,

hence have pleaded with transaction company director, By mail who has given
me his word of confident that he will help you in making sure the transfer
is made into your account,I wouldn't have bordered you if I have full
access to the money within myself,I am helpless without you,So please try
and do something to keep the dream of my life achieved.After the transfer
of the money into your account,You will send little portion to me to
prepare my traveling documents,You will help me also for Investment

I will be pleased about it as the dream of all woman is to dwell with a man
of her own.Please think properly before making a decision towards my
request as i wouldn't like to be dump along the way. Remember i have come a
long way and wouldn't like to be hurt further by any means of cheating. I
have prepared the letter which i will have to send to the transaction
company director( United Arab Emirates, Dubai Bank ), As soon as i received

Your Full Name -----
Your Address --------
Your telephone ------
Occupation ----------
Your Nationality----

I will send the letter to the bank,Beside i will send to you the contact
information's of Where the money is deposited in my next mail which will
allow you to communicate with Them who will advice you on how best this
transfer can be made into your account.I patiently believe the grace of God
which has brought you, will guide and protect you for me as you are my only
hope for life restoration.Please email me back soon as you receive this
email,attachment is my pictures,
Yours Beloved One
Miss Anita Sianga,

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