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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: Mr David Rogers <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:01:14 +0100

23 Les Caches St. Martins,
Guernsey,Channel Islands
United Kingdom.

Dear ,

Good day and happy more grace to you all lovers of gold and silver all over the world, LOVE GOLD AND JEWELRY COMPANY, we are very much blissful to

write this message to you.My Company came up with an idea of investing abroad for the development of a new factory branch in your country, we are

grateful to reach you via email as we are looking for a trustworthy,reliable and capable person to be our foreign representative. There is an

availability of funds which is mapped out and budgeted for this
investment project.

Here below are the request we made to you with trust: 1. You are to claim the contract fund and build our factory branch in your country, as LOVE

GOLD AND JEWELRY COMPANY Representative. 2.You will be Head/Operation manager of our company in your country. 3.You are to look for a good and

lucrative environment that has good access road,were the company will be built.

If you considered your self qualified to handle this responsibility for our company for a better development, do get back to us by email: so that we can detail you extensively on this investment project.

All we need is to reach a Legal agreement with you through a lawyer, so that we can proceed with you and issue authorization to our bank to release

funds available to you.This organization has also considered five employment granted free from you, all we need is your sincerity and be of good

faith, Our company will be grateful to have you promote the industry and to be involve in the expansion of our industry.

Here below are the information needed from you urgently to commence the project.

1.Your Full Name.........................
3.Telephone Number...................
5.Scan Copy Of Your Passport or Id

Yours Faithfully..............................................code 00154

Mr. David Rogers,


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