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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: "Mr.John Kofi" <>
Date: Sun, 16 May 2021 15:29:39 +0100
Subject: RE;16/05/2021


I am contacting you regarding of our company urgent need for Nuga
Liquid Oil, is a dietary food supplement used by veterinarian doctors
and medical doctors and it is mainly produced in Australia, it is
found in Australia recently and It is the major product our company
has been using since 2014. Our company is currently buying these
products from a supplier in Australia at a very high price, Recently I
found out that these same products is sold in India at a cheaper price
than (Australia price) and I do not wish to let anyone in our company
know about this price in India because I have interest in doing this

Please can I introduce you to our company CEO so that you will contact
him and increase the price for him, tell him that you are the end
supply of Nuga Liquid Oil from your country because I don't want the
CEO to have the contact of this new supplier in India so that after
the supply you and me will share the profit, I am from Ghana in west

And make sure you write back with this id;

kindly get back to me if you are interested


Mr.John Kofi

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