This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
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send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: Gloria Nkrumah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: FROM MISS GLORIA NKRUMAH/ GET BACK TO ME URGENTLY.
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 04:48:57 +1300 (08/25/2011 11:48:57 AM)
Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
ATTN: Sir /madam
This is to inform you that arrangements have been concluded as regards
to the shipment of your consignment of funds to your country. I choose
to conclude it and make sure it is off already before contacting you. I
found out that this consignment has been lying here because of
non-payment of shipment fees. This is why I decided to use my
connections as the Shipment officer in charge of the National Security
warehouse.(This is where all the abandoned consignments in Ghana are
kept at the orders of the Government of Ghana)
The consignment left Accra Ghana yesterday night en-route your country
via Spain. It is a metal box, The box is declared as containing
diplomatic wants /inheritance documents only. I will furnish you with
the security Company's contact based in Spain as soon as you get back
to me, I also have the code number with me. Get back to me immediately
so that I can give you the code number, phone and fax numbers of the
courier company in Spain so that you confirm when the consignment will
I choose to do this for you because I studied your file and discovered
that you have paid a lot of money before abandoning this consignment
and I believe you will compensated me well when you receive the
Note: I know the content of the Box because I could see the amount you
are being owned by the Republic Ghana. This is why I decided to get
involved. You must also know that this arrangement do not concern all
the people you were dealing with in Ghana before today as this
consignment/Payment has been surrendered to the Government. Hence my
I awaits for your utmost rejoinder.
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
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