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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 eze majid cema felixp" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2018 01:16:01 +0200
Subject: Thanks for your attention:

Thanks for your attention:

We are seeking the attention of investors, project owners and business facilitators in general.

My name is Mr.eze majid cema felixp I was going through internet in search of reliable investor who can help my private client to manage his funds,who has a government

position in his country and wishes to invest his funds in a secured hand because his appointment with the government will soon be over and he is scared of the new

government investigating him on the funds,so right now he urgently needs a trustworthy person to manage the funds.
The investor would need you to visit Dubai so we all can seat down and finalize the deal on a table top meeting. This also would enable both parties know who they are

dealing with in person. This way you can see everything with your own eyes and together we make plans on how to move the funds to your account.

Let me know what you think so we can proceed. me how you can be able to manage.

Note: You are required to provide the following:
[1] A letter of acceptance in writing.
[2] Your business plan.
[3] Means of Denomination

* Investment conditions will be addressed and discussed by both parties.

We invite all project owners, entrepreneurs and interested investors to contact the undersigned for more information on the procedures to consider.

* Do not hesitate to contact me for a brief oral discussion.

Contact email
Mr eze majid cema felixp
Stick man
Regional Representativ

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