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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.Aisha Gaddafi" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2021 23:38:24 -0700
Subject: Hello Dear

Hello My Beloved

Assistance please Bear with me i am writing this mail to you with
Tears And Sorrow From My Heart.

I, am Mrs Aisha Muaammar Gaddafi The only Daughter of Late President
Of Libya I know my mail might Come
to you as a surprise Because you don,t Know me but Due to Unsolicited
Nature Of My Situation Here IN the
Refugee Camp Here In Ouagadougou Burkina faso I was in Oman Just
because of the Bad people that kill my
Father they are still Looking for me that is why I Run down to Brukina
faso with Children i decided to contact
you for help i have passed through Pains and sorrowful moment since
the Death of my father At the meantime my

my family is the Target of western Nation led by Nato who wants to
Destroy my father at all costs.our Inverstment
and bank account in Several Countries are their Tagets to Feeeze the Account

My Father of blessed Memory Deposited the Sum Of 18.5 Million Dollars
at the bank Of Spain which he used my
names as the next of Kin i have been commissioned by the bank to
present an internation foregin inverstor,partner
who can Stand as my trustee and to receiev the fund in his account
without any problem from the Government
Of Spain,

Please i want you to help me with this i will be loyer to you all the
days of my Life Please i will pay you back

Please i need your Urgent Respond
From Mrs.Aisha Gaddafi

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