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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: "Mrs.Wanda D Trump" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:41:44 -0800
Subject: Urgent Attention Dear Friend Your Fund Act Fast.

Urgent Attention Dear Friend Your Fund Act Fast.

Dear Friend

My name is Wanda D Trump age 41 years old and my residential address is as
follows 9248 Sharp town Road,,Laurel,DE,19956, United States of America, I
am one of those people that took part in receiving Inheritance funds and
Lottery funds from African banks and European banks even from many lottery
organizers few years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid different
fees or charges of over $85,000 while in the USA trying to get my funds
from those banks and lottery organizers but all to no avail.

So i decided to travel to WASHINGTON D.C USA with all my payment approval
documents,and I was directed by the F.B.I. Director to contact a man called
Barrister Nelson Duke jr, A BRITISH CITIZEN and a member of the UNITED
COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE currently staying in United - Kingdom.
I contacted him in United Kingdom and he explained everything to me.

Barrister Nelson Duke jr personally directed me on how to successfully
claim my Inheritance and Lottery payment from the paying bank and right now
i am the happiest man on earth because i have now finally received my funds
totaling US$ 6 Million (Six Million U.S Dollars). Moreover Barrister
Nelson Duke jr, showed me the full information of those people that are yet
to receive their payments and i saw your names/your email address as one of
the beneficiaries and that is why i decided to email you to stop dealing
with those people because they are not with your funds but they are only
making money out of you.

I will personally advise you to contact Barrister Nelson Duke Jr in United
Kingdom immediately after reading this message. You have to contact him
directly on this information below:

Contact Person: Barrister Nelson Duke Jr
Contact Address: No.285 Griffiths Drive Wolverhampton WV11 2JT United
Email ID:
Call him on cell number: +44 704 574 6588

Contact him now and send him (1). Your full names, (2). Your full contact
Address, (3). Your mobile phone numbers (4). Your Age and Occupation Etc...
You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you
now telling you that your funds is with them because your funds is not in
anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry
you up until you have nothing left with you. Once again stop contacting
those people, I will advise you to contact only Barrister Nelson Duke Jr in
United - Kingdom so that he can help you process your payment through the
paying bank instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you
around asking for different kind of money for fees to complete your

I only paid $95usd for the needed paper works which he
presented to the paying bank and that was all.

Thank You and Be Blessed.
Mrs. Wanda D Trump
(703) 646-7141

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