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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: Dominic Jeremiah <>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 10:03:19 +0100
Subject: Yes, your fund

I am Mr. Dominic Jeremiah, I was directed by World Health Organization
(W.H.O) in collaboration with IMF to pay the sum of $9.7million to
You are receiving this fund as compensation from World Health
Organization in conjuction with IMF & Chase Bank and which you
appeared to be
one of the lucky beneficiaries that stand the chance of the fund. we
have approved you a $9,700.000.00 US dollar beneficiary fund OUT of
$7.2 billion (2020–2021 Budget.

For Conformation, read about our (2020–2021 Budget below:

The fund is meant for you and also to help poor peoples in needs
around you. All Payment transactions will be concluded according to
the agreement, so its your responsibility to choose any Payment option
you would like to receive your USD$9.7million fund and you will
receive your Payment through below 4 PAYMENT OPTIONS:

OPTION (1): Raising Bank ATM (Automated Teller Machine) Swift Visa Card to you.
OPTION (2): Payment through Online Banking System on your Mobile device.
OPTION (3): Bank to Bank Wire Transfer.
OPTION (4): Diplomatic Government’s Consignments Box cash delivery.

Your Full Name......
Your Current Address......
Your Direct Phone Number.....
Your Plan of what to do with the money that can benefit the poor
masses around you........

Attachment below is my ID, I look forward to your urgent response.

CALL,TEXT OR Whats-App: +1-(405) 687-3129

Best Regards
Mr. Dominic Jeremiah

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