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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:

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:37:44 +0300
Subject: Good days. I was in Ware house office Yesterday to take some boxes
for delivery and i saw your name

Good days.
I was in Ware house office Yesterday to take some boxes for delivery
and i saw your name change and the address is change to another
address and on the boxes but the Name and address is not you. i was
surprise you send your next of King to change the details and the
boxes is now in NC USA.
You can see the address below to know if your the one Authorize this
MRS. KEITH RONALD Address: 4339 W. Farmington Rd.Hanna City, IL.
61536.Illinois, USA, and i remember i was to make the delivery when
you were introduced to me by the minister for finance before but the
agent did not meet up the time schedule.

All You are to do is to contact me immediately you receive this
message let me know what to do now i am in warehouse office Remember
we only work here with time, everything need to be done once and for
all. this lady is fraud lady she wanted to claim this Consignment if
not by God she have stolen this boxes by changing your name and
address and claim your next of king: Reconfirm to me your address so
that i will meet the warehouse manager to speak with him concern this

Waiting to Hear from you Today. MY E-MAIL TO RESPONSE BELOW:




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