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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.Delight GEORGE" <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 13:17:14 -0700

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I'm Mrs.Delight George, deceased 50-year-old widow of Mr. George. I am a Christian convert. My husband is in the oil export business and I worked as the CEO of Park Fuel Corporation. Doing business and making money was our priority, and we didn’t care much about other people. But since I lost my husband and my two children in a car accident seven years ago, I found a new desire to help orphans in orphanages /widows / refugees and caring families.

When my late husband was alive, we deposited 12,500,000 euros in a bank in the country where my husband worked. I'm in the hospital, where am been treated for esophageal cancer, and the doctor diagnosed me and told me privately what to expect, building a life inevitable. He says I can’t last more than six months because of the rapid growth in stages and the unbearable pain that comes with it.

My last hope is to see this money donated to charity because my family and friends have stolen my property since my illness, I can’t live in pain to leave this great responsibility to any of them. I choose you after visiting the website while praying about it.

I am ready to donate the sum of the EUR 12 500 000 for development and helping the poor, homeless and less privileges in your country.

I don't have kids to call mine. Please accept these funds and see that my last wish comes true by spending it on orphanages / mothers / less privileged and charities. I hire you honestly to make sure that these funds are used only for this purpose, good one that you can agree with me, and remember that these are the demands of a dying woman who has a life in the Lord. Now I understand that wealth without God is vanity and meaningless. Always remember that.

Please please in the name of God, accept these funds deposited in my husband’s name and use them for charity. You are free to use your discretion to distribute money and feel free, as well as reimburse yourself for spending money when distributing money to charities.

Email me at for more information. May the grace and blessings of God be with you and your family

I'm waiting for your reply.

Mrs.Delight George.
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