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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: Bank of Uganda <>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2021 13:47:39 +0100

From Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Address: Plot 2/12 Apollo Kaggwa Road/ P.O.Box 8147 Shimoni Rd 1,
Kampala, Uganda
Official website


Happy new month of October and good news to you, Sir/Madam you will
receive your APPROVAL contract inherited funds the sum of $10.5
Million Dollars in ATM Visa Card or Bank Draft from bank of Uganda
here in Kampala Uganda. for more information you can login to the bank
official website

kindly contact the Bank of Uganda on their contact details below.

Bank Name: Bank of Uganda

Contact Person Sir, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile

Bank Email: (

Address: Plot 37/43 Kampala Road, Kampala

Phone: +256701299316

I am looking forward to hear from you immediately you have receive
your funds from bank of Uganda. you can google my name for
confirmation or login to the ministry of Finance official website

Best Regards
Matia Kasaija
Ugandan Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development,

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