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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. Allen Goldberg" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 22:11:21 -0500
Subject: Reply

Hello Dear,

My name is Dolpa Treks an Investment consultant and a Sourcing Agent.
I represent the interest of my client who wants to invest in your
country, I am currently seeking for a trustworthy and committed
entrepreneur or person who can handle the investment and that can act
as a trustee to the Investment bond of USD$1002 million in your

My client is interested to invest in Commercial Real Estates,
Industrial projects, Transportation, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Hotel
Resorts, Hospitals, Renewable Energy and expansion of existing
businesses or any Joint Venture of your choice etc.I am making this

contact with you on the strength of my client need for a credible
individual, The establishment of this joint business venture will be
carried out in a manner consistent with the prevailing international
laws and that
of your country guiding such an

If you think you have a solid background and idea of making good
profits in any of the above mentioned business sectors and
you are interested, kindly reply to me please
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Warm Regards

Dolpa Treks

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