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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:

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 12:10:39 +0000


How are you and the family, i hope everything is alright?

I want you to be a part of this great project, and i will be much more

grateful to have your confidence and trust in this partnership.

Setting up a charity foundation was my late husband's wish

before his sudden death and I am not going to deviate from it.

I prayed and asked God for this because it's a great task that

requires wisdom from God. I don't have the strength anymore to

handle this kind of project alone because of my illness..

and confiding in you, we must work with trust and sincerity.

I am Mrs. Sussan Kunde, a widow to late Mr.Kunde Jorge , I am 59 years

old, suffering from cancerous tumors. From all indications

my condition is really deteriorating and it's quite obvious that I

won't live more than 6 months according to my doctor. I have funds

USD$3.7 MILLION) which I inherited from my late husband Mr.Kunde Jorge

,which he deposited in a bank here.

I am contacting you because I need someone to administer the account to his

or her name, to use these funds for Charity work, to build a

charitable organization, and help the Less Privileges.

I took this decision, since I don't have any child that will inherit

this fund, and I don't want my late husband’s hard earned

money to be misused.

I decided to confide in you to secure this fund and do this

humanitarian project. God loves us, Remain bless. I wait to hear from


Yours sincerely

Mrs. Sussan Kunde.

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