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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: Info <>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2021 06:32:47 +0100
Subject: Re: Obey the Lord your God.

Greetings from Rev. Moore.

It is my pleasure to share the good work Of God with you, I received
Christ, knowing the truth and the truth have set me free. Having known the
truth, I had no choice
than to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God for internal life
and in the sight of man for witness of God's mercy and glory upon my life.
I have the
pleasure to share my testimony with you; I am Rev.J Moore, the legal
adviser to late Mr. And Mrs. Imhuasen Joseph a Russian couple that lived in
my country for 25
years before they died in the Bellevue plane crash. They were so good
Christian, they so Dedicated to God but they had no child till they died.
Throughout their stayed in my country, they acquired a lot of properties
like Lands, house properties, etc. As their legal adviser, before their
death, they instructed me to write their WILL. Because they had no child,
they dedicated their wealth to God. According to the WILL, the properties
have to be sold and the money will be given out to a ministry for
the work of God, Orphanage Home ,As Their legal adviser, all the documents
for the Properties were in my care. They gave me the authority to sale the
properties and
give out the fund to the Ministries for the work of God. Though I sold all
the properties after their death, as they instructed me and as a matter of
fact, after I
sold all their properties, I realized more than Fifteen million, five
hundred thousand US Dollars ($15.5m), and what supposed to be the
percentage interest of my right
legal fee was firstly deducted by me out of the total amount realized from
the sold Properties, this was based on the initial agreement between i and
my client before
their death. Therefore, the total amount left to be invested into God's
work as instructed by my client Mr. and Mrs. Imhuasen Joseph is Fifteen
million, five hundred
Thousand US Dollars ($15.5m) Instead of giving the main fund out for the
work of God as instructed to me by the owner before their death. I
converted the fund to
myself with the intention of investing the fund abroad for my personal use.
I was afraid of putting the fund in the Bank, because I have to give
account to the bank on how I got the money. I then packaged the fund in
consignments in a box and deposited the consignments with a security
Company. I did not want the management of the
Security Company to know the content of the consignments; therefore, I
registered the content of the consignments as Family treasures had
encounter with Christ when
Rev. Billy Graham was preaching on television concerning Ananias and
Sapphire in Acts 5:1!-11.

After hearing the word of God, I gave my life to Christ and became a born
again Christian. As a born again Christian, I started reading my bible and
one day, the Lord
opened my eyes to Ezekiel 33: 18 and 19 where the word of God says: "When
the righteous truth from his righteousness, and committed iniquity, he
shall even die
thereby. But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is
lawful and right, he shall live thereby". From the scripture, I discovered
that the only way
I could have peace in my life is to do what is lawful and right by Giving
out the fund as instructed for the work of God by the owner before her
death. I have asked
God for forgiveness and I know that God have forgiven me. But I have to do
what is lawful and right in the sight of God by giving out the fund to the
chosen ministry
for the purpose of God's work as instructed by the owner before they died.
After my fasting and prayers, I asked God to make his choice and direct me
to a honest
Christian after my fervent prayer. On your interest please direct your
email message to my private email AT for immediate
details on how we can

Yours in Christ
Rev.J Moore

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