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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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Fraud email example:

From: "Mrs.Emilly Olivier Jackman" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2020 09:26:11 -0800

From Mrs.Emilly Olivier Jackman
This is a Bequest notice.
I am sure this mail would be coming to you as a surprise since we have
never met before and you would also be asking why I have decided to
chose you amongst the numerous internet users in the world, precisely I
cannot say why I have chosen you but do not be worried for I saw your
profile on the Internet, which has made me accomplish my request. May
the almighty God bless and see you through with this mission if you can
carefully read and digest the message below.
Before I move further, permit me to give you a little of my biography, I
am Mother Emilly Olivier Jackman, 67 Years old woman and the wife of
Late Sir Jackman Olivier who died alongside our only child in a Plane
crash on Monday the 7th of September 1998 GMT 14:22 UK while they were
flying from New York to Geneva. Please see site below for more
After the death of my husband and son ,I became the Head of his
investment and just recently, the doctors handling my health issues at
Cancer center: Christie Hospital NHS Trust UK, have said I may not live
beyond the next two months after my next surgery,but before the death of
my husband we had a plan to use the last days of our lives to donate
half of what we have worked for to the less privilege and charity homes
and the other half for ourselves, family members and close friends, and
it is so unfortunate that my husband is not alive today to do this with
me and I am very weak with cancer and coupled with the recent
announcement from the doctor, hence I have decided to do this
philanthropic work on behalf of my late husband and I.
Presently, I have willed out almost half of our assets to several
charity homes and to some of the less privilege in different countries.
Despite the agreement between my late husband and I to give aid to the
deprived, we also agreed to render support to an individual we have not
met before in life due to the fact when we were still young in life we
received an anonymous help from an individual we did
not know and which we have not been able to know till date, the impact
we got from such gesture made us to do same.
I am sorry to inform you that you will never have the chance to know me
because I have just concluded the assignment which my husband and I have
agreed upon before his sudden death and you happened to be the
beneficiary of our last WILL, irrespective of your previous financial
status, hence I need you to do me a favor by accepting our offer.
I have presently instructed my attorney to assist any person I will
introduce to him as the beneficiary to the last will in the sum of Ten
Million  United State Dollars (10,000,000.00) with my bank. I decided to
do this now and unconditionally knowing that my days are numbered.
To conclude with this bequest, please provide me with your Data to fully
advise my attorney that you are the appointed beneficiary of the
Full Names:
Physical address;
Direct telephone number
Note: Please I do not want you to thank me, same gesture was shown to
us, all I need you to do is, When you get this fund, use %50 for your
self and the rest to assist the less privileged in your community,
this is the only way to immortalize us when I am gone.
Yours Faithfully
Mrs.Emilly Olivier Jackman
Cancer Centre: Christie Hospital NHS Trust
(Manchester, UK) North West of England

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