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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:

Reply-To: <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 23:06:33 -0700
Subject: Partner with us and earn huge money monthly

[OPL 120&121]
Plot 1649, Olosa Street Victoria Island, Lagos.

Good Day,

I want to use this Medium to let you know that you can partner with us in this oil Block which operates on a 2D/3D seismic data and produces about 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day also currently selling for $50 U.S.D per barrel in the international market with one trillion C.F of gas.You can earn huge interest every month from the company by registering under one of the listed Groups below:-

1}Gold Members: The Gold members are the highest earners on the group which their returns is tripled of the money they Invested by registration.

2}Silver Members: The Silver Members are the middle earners of the group which their returns is twice of the money they Invested by registration.

3}Bronze Members: The Bronze Members are the low class earners of the group which their returns attracts small additional income on the money they used in registering.

Bear in mind that every crude oil sold per day to companies attracts a lot of interest income to your account. A memorandum Of Understanding (M.O.U) will be forwarded to you after your registration that will bind the contract for the duration of years the contract will last. contact us on> (

N/B: This Investment fee is one time payment and no other hidden charges attached but you will be receiving your interest every month as long as the contract last, all the details will be explained in our next mail to you and in the M.O.U.

I awaits your reply.

Ramos Muhammad,
(Marketing Director Allied Energy Resources Nig. Ltd).
Company's Operating Code Number {OPL 120 & 121}

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