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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: Micheal Pyle <>
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2021 12:09:31 +0200
Subject: Covid-19 compensation


This is to inform you that your email has won a prize money sum of
$1.500,000.00USD (One Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollar) on
the on-going compensation from Era Oxygen Medical Covid-19 Relief Fund due
to the impact of the on-going Covid-19 outbreak.

Era Oxygen Medical Covid-19 Relief Fund understands the difficulty faced by
individuals and companies on the lockdown of business and its impact on the
Economies of small business which is why Era Oxygen Medical Covid-19 Relief
Fund have allocated the sum of $300,000,000.00USD (Three Hundred Million
Dollars) for relief on Business that is affected by the lockdown as it
seems the global lockdown will be extended

We have allocated the amount to be spited by (20) Twenty Individuals and
small business owners, Non-Profit Organization and those affected by the

To claim quote


Batch: 1/ BGFGRCF

Winning Number: 11/ BGFGRCF

For more details regards to your winning kindly quote the above to our
appointed consultants Mr. Jake Wellington Tel:
+44 (0) 133 538 8498, if you prefer to contact our appointed

Contact our appointed consultants via email or phone for your immediate
claim contact with the below information.



Phone Number:


If you are affected by the impact of the outbreak or you are a Non-Profit
Organization or a small business owner that is affected by the Pandemic
then you automatically qualify from the compensation as this compensation
is for those battling the outbreak and those affected business wise.

Mr. Micheal Pyle
Executive Vice
Era Oxygen Medical Global Corporation

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