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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 ALECIA KENNEDY" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 02:04:09 -0700

Dear friend,

I am Mrs Alecia B Kennedy, I am a US citizen, 51 years Old, I reside here in America My residential address is as follows,
2380 Maco Rd NE Leland NC 28451 USA , I am oneof those that took part in the Compensation in Africa many years
ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $58,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment all to no avail.

So I decided to travel to WASHINGTON D..C with all my compensation documents, And I was directed by the ( F B I)
Director to contact Agent Alexander Bryant who his a representative of the ( F B I ) and a member of the
COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE currently in Africa, I contacted him and he explained everything to me,
He said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake.

He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment, Right now I am the most happy woman
on earth because I have received my compensation funds of $2.5 Million Us Dollars,

Moreover Agent Alexander Bryant, showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments
and I saw your name and email as one of the scam victims, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing
with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you.

I will advise you to contact Agent Alexander Bryant

You have to contact him directly on his private information below.


You are hereby advised to contact Agent Alexander Bryant with the
following information's below

Name : Agent Alexander Bryant

1. Your Names in full
2. Your Occupation
3. Your Residential Address
4. Your Place and date of birth
5. Your Telephone and fax Number
6. Your id

You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is
with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until
you have nothing.The only money I paid after I met Agent Alexander Bryant was just $250 for the paper work of my
transfer, take note of that.

Once again stop contacting those people,I will advise you to contact Agent Alexander Bryant so that he can help you to
Deliver your fund instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money
to complete your transaction.

Thank You and Be Blessed.
Mrs. Carolyn Lande,
9230 Mcnenry ave so gate ca zip 90280
United States Of America.

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