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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: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 00:48:25 +0800 (CST)

Dear Friend my name is Mr Paul Agogo, with all due respect I do not mean to waste your time . Considering the fact this is a $30,000,000.00 Dollars transaction[ Thirty

Million Dollars ]. Deal sharing rate 50/50 percentage and i would like you to be honest with me. I carefully contacted you due to many internet frauds nowadays.... but

i put my faith in God because all things in life is 100% risk free, and only the risk takers are the world shakers I urge you not to let me down now or after.This is

Mr. Plavia Shakunthala Lobo and his family was involved in plane crash 22nd of May 2010 in List of passengers on Air India Express flight that crash

32.Plaviashakunthala Lobo 33.Venishanikola Lobo 34. Vishalfloid Lobo (child) and all family died without any inheritance or next of kin so i want you to work together

with me been an attorney. this is Mr. Plaviashakunthala Lobo account details bellow:

Account name: Plavia Shakunthala Lobo
Account Balance: $30,000,000.00 dollars
Date of deposit: 19th December, 2009
Account officer: Mrs Florence Amson

I was with Mr. Plaviashakunthala Lobo as a legal witness when this money was deposited as fixed deposit in 2009. Since his demise, I have visited this bank three

times. Contact the bank and ask for the confirmation of his involvement in the plane crash.

check the website: Upon the receipt of your information,I will

furnish you the Account Number, the legal Documentation's to enable us to move forward,Kindly send your information as soon as you receive this letter for us to

proceed further..... Your respond will determine the moving forward of our mutual progress regarding this privilege opportunity. Contact me via my private email as

follow.... [ ]


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