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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: nassim <>
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2021 13:11:34 +0200
Subject: Assalam aleikum

Assalam aleikum

I am Mrs. Nassim Abassi from South Africa, married to late Alhaji
Abassi Zaahir who was until his death an exporter of antiquities based
in Cote d'ivoire, we were married for eleven years without a child. He
died after a brief illness that lasted for only two weeks.

Before his death we were both faithful Muslims. Since his death I
decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of ($3.5 Million
U.S. Dollars) in one the famous financial costody here in Abidjan
capital of Cote d'ivoire.

Recently my doctor confirmed to me that I have serious sickness which
is cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke

Having known my condition I decided to donate this money to an Islamic
institution or individual that will utilize this money the way I am
going to instruct herein.

I want a muslim that will use this mo ney for orphanage homes,
hospitals, mosque, schools, and propagation of the word of Allah and
to endeavour that the house of Allah is maintained.

The holly Quran made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that
gives. I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will
inherit this money and I don’t want a situation whereby this money
will be used in an unGodly way. This is why I am taking this decision.

I am not afraid of death because I know where I am going. I know that
I am going to be in the bosom of the Allah. As stated in the Quran
(Surah xxxvi Yasin) "Thou wariest only him who followeth the reminder
and feareth the beneficent in secret to him bear tiding of forgives
and a rich reward".

I don’t need any telephone communication in this regard because of my
health hence the presence of the medical doctors arround me. because i
don’t want them to know about this development. With Allah all things
are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I will direct you on how this vission
will be realised. I want you and the Islamic institution to always
pray for me. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Muslim.
Whoever that wants to serve our God must serve him in spirit and

Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your
reply will give me room to sourcing another Islamic institution or a
good muslim for this same purpose.

Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.

Your Sister in the Islam.
Mrs. Nassim Abassi

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