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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: Asa Group <secureserver@servers.com>
Reply-To: asagroupglobalco@yahoo.com
Date: 15 Sep 2021 19:04:19 +0200
Subject: Asa Group

Hi bixnfleisch@joewein.net,

I am interested in your product , please  send me more details about your company and product catalogue

Please note our payment term is 20% advance 

payment and 80% against B/L copy.


Looking forward to your quick reply


Best Regards
Ms.Swal Taw
Asa Group Global Co.,Ltd
No. 170/176, 02-201, MGW Center,
Bo Aung Kyaw Street,
Botahtaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone No :+95 8 383 468
+95 1 392 723
Email :  asagroupglobalco@yahoo.com

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