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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: Daytona Nest <>
Date: 28 Nov 2021 02:00:18 -0500
Subject: Investment Proposal

Dear bixnfleisch


I'm Daytona, a financial consultant; I have taken pains to find your contact through personal endeavours.

I am writing to you based on a request by an Investor who needs to invest his funds in projects across the globe. He is willing to inject huge amount and more in a viable project(s).

If you have a good proposal that requires funding or looking forward to an expansion of existing business kindly write me on with your proposal for a feasibility study.

Looking forward to possible business collaboration.

Best regard

Financial consultant

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