Examples of 419, or Advance Fee Fraud Schemes

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419 Advance Fee Fraud

Example Communications

Example 1

How are you today?
It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my junior sister (Sandra) intend to establish in your country.
Though I have not met with you before but I believe, one has to risk confiding in succeed sometimes in life. There is this huge amount of eight million U.S dollars($8,000,000.00) which my late Father kept for
us with a Fiduciary Fund Holder in Abidjan before his sudden death during this war in Cote d'ivoire.

Now I and my sister have decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons. We want you to help us claim and retrieve these fund from the Fiduciary Fund Holders and transfer it into your personal account in your country for investment purposes on these areas:

1). Telecommunication 2). The Transport Industry 3).Car trading If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 15% Of the total fund.
You can call me on this line for more detail: +00000000000 [real number]
I await your soonest response.
Respectfully yours,
Miss. Ceilline Milan

Example 2


My name is Antonio Reale I am the family Lawyer of Mr&Mrs. Raymond & Dorene Beck, 60, Sweet Home, Oregon United State of America here in the Nigeria. I am contacting you with regard to transfer of a huge sum of money from the deceased account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that everything has been taken care off, and all will be well at the end of the day. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction.

I am the family Lawyer of Mr&Mrs.Raymond & Dorene Beck, 60, Sweet Home, Oregon who died in an air crash along with his wife on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers on board. You can confirm this from the website below which was published by CNN.WEBSITE. <http://www.cnn.com/US/9911/02/egyptair990.list/index.html>

Since his death, none of his next-of-kins has come forward to put claims for this money as his heir, because they all died in the same accident himself and his wife (May their soul rest in peace). Though, the bank where he deposited has made several publications to locate the family members, but all was not successful. they cannot release the funds from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in their banking guidelines.

Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased, as all documentations will be carefully worked out by me for the funds (US$35,000,000.00) to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin. Because after five years the money will be called back to the bank's treasury account as unclaimed bills and the money shared amongst the directors of the bank. So it was as a result of this, I conceived the idea of searching for a foreigner who can apply as the next of kin/beneficiary.

It may interest you to know that i have secured from the probate division an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of my mutual business endeavor by furnishing me with the following informations, if you are interested.

1.A Beneficiary name? In order for me to prepare the document for transfer of the funds in your name.

2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers. For our personal contact and mutual trust in each other. I shall be compensating you with 25% on final conclusion of this project, I have set aside 5% for expenses and 70% shall be for my colleagues (the account officer for Mr R.Becks and who intend to retire after the conclusion of this transaction. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please endevour to contact me immediately. Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed on you,

I await your urgent mail to my personal Email: XXXXXX@XXXXX.com or by telephone
(01234567890) - [real telephone number]

Antonio Reale

Example 3

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE AND PARTNERSHIP. I am a bonfide citizen of the federal republic of Liberia and also the first son of the late vice president (comrage) ENOCH DOGOLEA, who was murdered in president Charles Taylor`s farm ,When president Charles Taylor went to deleberate on the issue of peace talk with the Africa Union Organisation in Ghana , May his gentle soul rest in peace . His dead body was flight to Abidjan the capital city of Ivory Coast and this was the reason why we believe that, it was a part of the concealment plot by president Taylor because he told the authority of Liberia that my father was not dead but he was in a state of comma and he was flight to Abibjan to be taking to Paris for further treatment. A day after, President Taylor finally announce >that my father was dead after taking a cup of coffee in president Taylor's farm. His death became a complicated issue characterise by chaos and disharmony, because he was very loyal to President Taylor. Despite the long ties, the relationship between Taylor and my late father was only smooth on the surface but rotten under neat. Some of my late father family's and friends who were innocent and were believed by Taylor ot have a connection in my father's death were buried alive in gbarnga of bong county in Liberia by president Taylor men for the president not to be suspected. Due to the fact that my late father was the next person to President Taylor, The rebels and some greate eminent politicians in Liberia are hunting for my life to be killed but I was smongo out of the country by men still loyal to my late father. I am safely away from all this trouble; one of the EUROPEANS countries has offered me refuge. However all is not well, as president Taylor has virtually frozen some of my father entire known asset. Base on this condition, It is not wise or advisable for me personally to leave my father foreign fund under my family name. Hence, I make this proposal to you to graciously assist me, take custody of Twenty-five million United states Dollars(u$25,000,000.00)into your foreign account so that you can as well front for me for any business you think that will be >profitable. This sum of US$25M has been secretly deposited into a reputable Financial security company in Johannesburg , south Africa to be carry to Europe as a consignment to avoid much accumulated demurrage in the security company where it can easily be withdrawn and paid to a recommended beneficiary. This fund will be released to you by the security company based on my recommendations, on that note, you will be presented as my family business partner who will be fronting for me and my family in any business venture. To show my preparedness and appreciation to conduct this business with you, I shall give you 25% of the total funds and 20% commission on all proceeds realize from the investment of this fund in the case partnership . Also 5% is to be set aside for any eventual cost that may occur in the process of this transaction .Please, I need your full support and co-operation for the success of this business transaction . I plead with you to treat as urgent issue, which demands a great degree of secrecy. I will appreciate if you can give me your assurance, trusting and guarantee that my fund will be safe and secured. Please for the sake of confidentiality, reach me on my email address: (txxxxxx@xxxxxxx.net) Please, let me know if this proposal is acceptable by you. And kindly reach me immediately with the above stated contact email address, and you are free to forward me your telephone and fax number so that better clearifications relating to the transaction will be discuss. Thanks for your expected understanding, TOM DOUGELEA:

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