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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. Alan Beisemann" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 07:45:39 -0700
Subject: Hello Dear,

Address: 34, New House, 67-68 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8JY, =

United Kingdom. =

Tel: +44 787 224 9314 =








REF: EALLP/0045/220521 =

Date: 13/9/2021
Peter Cordani
38 Stockerstrasse
Zurich 8002
Switzerland =




My name is Morris Hampton; i am the Managing Partner at Equity Advocates L=
LP, in United Kingdom. I decided to send this letter to you after my confer=
ence in Lisbon Portugal.

It may surprise you to receive this letter from me, since there has been n=
o previous correspondence between us. There is an unclaimed =201CPermanent =
Life Insurance Policy=201D held by our deceased client.

The transaction pertains to an unclaimed =201CPayable-On-Death (POD)=201D =
savings monetary deposit in the sum of Eleven Million Sixty Thousand Great =
Britain Pounds (=A311,060,000.00) with one of the prime global insurers. Th=
e policy holder was one of our clients, Mr. Alan Beisemann who was an Inves=
tor and precious stone dealer. He died in an accident nine (9) years ago. S=
ince his death, no one has come forward for the claim and all our efforts t=
o locate his relatives have proved unsuccessful. =


The insurance company policy stipulates that =201CInsured Permanent Polici=
es" not claimed must be turned over to the abandoned property division of t=
he state treasury after 10 years.

Therefore, i ask for your consent to be in partnership with me for the cla=
im of this policy benefit, in view of the fact that you share the same last=
name and nationality with the deceased. If you permit me to add your name =
to the policy, all proceeds will be processed on your behalf. I wish to poi=
nt out that i want 10% of this money to be shared among charity organizatio=
ns while the remaining 90% will be shared equally between us.

This transaction is legitimate and 100% risk-free; i have all necessary do=
cumentation to expedite the process in a highly professional and confidenti=
al manner. I will provide all relevant documents to substantiate your claim=
as the beneficiary. This claim requires a high level of confidentiality an=
d it may take up to thirty (30) business days from the date of receipt of y=
our consent. Kindly provide a reachable contact number, for faster communic=

Please, contact me through my private E-mail mralanbeisemann2006@citromail=
.hu or Tel: +44 787 224 9314.

Your earliest response to this matter would be highly appreciated.

Best regards,



Morris Hampton, LLB

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