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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. Manuel Franco" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 10:35:53 +0000
Subject: Attention lucky winner Email ID,

Attention lucky winner Email ID,  
I am Mr. Manuel Franco the current winner of $768.4 million in powerball
lottery on APRIL 23th, 2019 drawing, I'm donating to 5 random individuals
and if you get this email then your email was selected after a spin ball. I
have spread most of my wealth over a number of charities and organizations.
I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of {$12.5 Millions} to you as
one of the selected {5}, to verify my winnings please see my interview by
visiting this link below.
I just started international charitable donation campaign as i will be
give a donation sum of US$12.5 MILLION each to improve the life of FIVE {5}
Lucky individual from any part of worldwide.
Your email address was submitted to us by the Google internet management
teams as an email User and a part of our donation list your Email ID is
among those listed to receive the donation sum of US$12,500,000.00 through
the help of my accountant agent, Mr Idrissa Nassa in CORIS Bank 575 Park
Avenue, Suite 2807, New York, NY 11052, USA.
According to arrangement i sign with Mr Idrissa Nassa, The President and
Chief Executive Officer of CORIS Bank he will contact you as soon as your
donation worth US$12.5 million is ready to enable them send you the payment
through ATM Visa Card or bank to bank wire Transaction.
But make sure you contact Mr Idrissa Nassa yourself with below
information to enable quick releasing the donation payment to you because
bankers is always engage with many customers activities. THIS IS YOUR
WINNING NUMBER: [ FRANCO2319 ] make sure you send Mr Idrissa Nassa your
WINNING NUMBER [ FRANCO2319 ] and your details if you want them to release
your payment to you.
Contact Person::: Mr Idrissa Nassa.
President and Chief Executive Officer of CORIS Bank United States Fund
Compensation representative
Contact Number::: +1 (716) 268-3846 <-- Remember text message only
Contact  Email::: { }
Send him your personal information listed below for easier credit your
funds in your name.
Full Name :..
Home Address :..
personal phone Numbers:..
Office phone Number:..
A copy of your ID or passport:..
Email address:..
Mr Idrissa Nassa always receive text message on +1 (716) 268-3846 for
bank business only. You can text him anytime about your donation payment
because too many fraud use email address.
Hope to make you and your family happy.
Congratulations & Happy Celebrations in Advance,
Best Regard.
Mr. Manuel Franco 
Remain bless from Mr. Manuel Franco Funds Donation Families.

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