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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: mitchell robert <>
Date: Sat, 8 May 2021 06:36:52 +0100
Subject: Investment Project .

Investment Project .

I am Mitchell Robert, I want to know if you will support my client to
invest in your country and get rewarded financially without leaving or
affecting your present job.

I represent Mrs. Chung Hee- Ja, wife of Mr. Kim Woo Chung the founder and
former chairman of the Daewoo Motors Group in South Korea here in after
shall be referred to as my client and it is on her instruction that I am
doing all that i am doing now.

She is looking for a foreign individual or a corporate that can profitably
invest US$150 Million on real estates outside Hong Kong.

Mrs.Chung Hee- Ja Kim Chung is willing to reward you with 10% for your
partnership role when fund successful transfer in your account.

Write back for more information.

Contact Person: Barr.Spencer Todo



Mr.Mitchell Robert.

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