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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: "Dr. Juan Morgan Rodriguez" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:29:04 -0500
Subject: Information Urgent

Plaza Electrical no 70, 29116, Madrid, Espana
Contact: Dr. Juan Morgan Rodriguez
Private Email:
General telephone:+34 518 900 270
Private Tel Number: +34-691 55 9042
Fax Number: +34-917 91 5288

Attention: Dear Friend,

It is paramount to begin by asking for your discretion in this inheritance claim process; as it is teemed very confidential. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude and nature will make anyone worried and apprehensive, but I am assuring you that it will be completely successful if we can both agree and adhere to set directives.

I will start by introducing myself properly to you, as it may have surprised you receiving this email from me, since there was no previous correspondence between us. My name is Dr. Juan Morgan Rodriguez, personal Lawyer to Late Tom,

The purpose of contacting you is for your assistance in the funds left behind by my deceased client to avoid it being confiscated or declared non serviceable by the Bank where this funds valued Eleven Million five Hundred thousand Euros (?11,500,000.00 Million) only, was deposited by my client before his death. He was among the people that were murdered in cold blood by the Ex President Robert Mugabe Administration during the land dispute that some time ago in Zimbabwe wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few black’s farmers and this resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact, a lot of people were killed because of this land reformed Act.

FOR MORE DETAILS SIMPLY TYPE ON YOUR GOOGLE, (white farmer killed at Zimbabwe)
We have been notified to present any relative or the account will be declared non serviceable and the funds diverted to the Bank's treasury, so far all my efforts to get a hold of anyone related had proved abortive. Thus, I have contacted you. I am actually asking for your consent to present you to the Bank as the Next of Kin/beneficiary/relative of my late client's fund,so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to your account as the relative/next of kin.

All the legal documentations to back up your claim as my client's Next of Kin (relative) I shall work to provide them. All I require is your honest and discreet cooperation to enable us achieves success in processing this claim. Once the consignment is released to you, I suggest a share ratio of 40%: 40%. I wish to point out that I suggest 20% for charity organization

If you are willing and interested, please contact me via email:, upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details that will help you understand this transaction better.

We would execute this claim under a legitimate agreement that will protect all parties involved from any breach of the law both local and international. However, if this business proposal offends your moral ethics, do accept my sincere apology,but on the contrary you wish to achieve this goal with me, kindly get back to me with your interest for further explanations.

Best regards,
Dr. Juan Morgan Rodriguez (Esq.)

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