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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: "Mrs. Waleed Omarh" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 21:18:19 +0100

Attention Email ID Owner

This email is to all the people that have been scammed or extorted
money from due to advance free fraud around the World, the UNITED
NATIONS have agreed to Compensate

each and everyone of you, with the sum of $10,500,000.00USD (Ten
Million, Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) this includes
people that have had an unfinished
transaction or International businesses that failed due to Government
problems or irregularities.

Your name was found in our list after the last United Nation
Conference meeting held at head office and that is why we are
contacting you over it, it has been agreed

upon and has been signed by the newly established Executive Board of
the newest entity in the United Nations family. You have to contact
Director Lussie Marthen
immediately and let him know how you want to receive your payment from
the option listed below.

Option .1_______ ATM Master Card
Option .2____________ Consignment Box

Kindly contact our representative and send below details to him Email: / text +1 (680) 219-0179 as soon as you receive
this letter.

contact Name: Mr. Jerome Powell
Name: Email:
WhatsApp Number +1 (680) 219-0179

1. Full Name:___
2. Direct Contact Phone:___
3. Current Home Address:___
4. Your age:_____
5. Current occupation:___________
6.WhatsApp Number:_____________
7. Attach copy of your identification:___

Yours Faithfully,
Waleed Omarh.

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