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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. GABI ALEXANDER " <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 10:22:54 +0200


ATTENTION, As part of the promotional draws, participants were selected
using the system computer voting composed of 100.5 million email
addresses-mails of individuals and companies from all over the world as
part of the electronic program promotions designed to encourage Internet
users around the world.

Please note that you / your email address have qualified for a raffle as
a result of your various visits to various websites on the Internet. You
/ your company address attached to number 230-365-3071, with serial
number 710-43, attracted lucky numbers 8, 5, 6, 24, 19,34 and Bonus No.
51, and therefore you won in the second category ONLINE FOR TUNE LOTTO
DRAW 2021.

Therefore, you have been approved for a payment of $ 1.2 Million Dollars
US, which is the winning amount for the winners of the second category.
It’s from total prize pool of $ 38,450,000.00, which shared between
international winners in the second category. I wait to hear from you
for more details on this winning amount.

Congratulations! With respect, Mr. GABI ALEXANDER
Contact Email =
Direct Phone on Or What’s-app on: +22896909986
Congratulations Once Again. Mo-lottery Winning Draw 2021

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