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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: "Rev.sister gloria aza" <>
Date: Sat, 8 May 2021 08:43:31 +0000 (UTC)

Good Day,

My name is Rev.sister gloria aza from SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
Benin Du Republic, i wish to inform you that we lost Rev.Fr. Peter Colapiet.

Late Rev. Fr. Peter Colapiet died on 05th October 2020, he is an Orphan
from Michigan United State Of America, but nationalized in SS. Peter and Paul
Catholic Church in Benin Du Republic.

Before his death, he made a Will and gave an instruction to contact you
Via your e-mail address when he died as his Next of Kin. I am glad to
inform you that late Rev. Fr. Peter Colapiet made you the beneficiary of
his will at the sum of $6,500,000.00 and i know you might be wondering
how late Rev.Father Peter Colapiet made you the beneficiary of his WILL.

He made a random sampling of many people's e-mail addresses as his
spirit direct him, by the help of MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL FIRM and
yours came out as a draw before Leukemia took him. That is how you were
picked as his sole beneficiary to be contacted after he pass on and
memorial service completed.

Email: {}

To lay claims to this WILL, contact me with the information's below so that i can forward it to Bank where the deposit is lodged for the release of your funds.

Full names:
Contact address:
Next of kin:
Valid ID:
Private Phone number:

Thank You and remain bless
Rev.sister gloria aza

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