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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: Susan Sally Cage <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:24:54 +0100
Subject: Dear Friend

Attention Friend

My name is Susan Sally Cage. i am from United Kingdom but live in isle
of man where i carry out my business and investment.
I need your gracious assistance to help me carry out a project which
is very dear to my heart.

I am sick and weary and needed you to help accomplish this project of
Humanitarian/charity work on my behalf.

I Decided to embark on the humanitarian work to correct my past
mistake in life where i do not feel for human let alone do charity
work for human benefits. I am very greedy woman, i have manipulated a
lot of people Just to make Money which is the only thing I care about.

Now, That i am seek and weary, i discovered that my action in Life is
unworthy, This is why i decided to make amend and seek for forgiveness
from people whom i have in one way or the other offended through
humanitarian work.

This is why i decided to seek your assistance to help me embark on
humanitarian work in your country where i made most of money.
Should decided to render this services on my Behalf, please furnish me
with your detail information.

I am waiting and counting on you to help carry out this objectives.
Thank you for your attention.

Susan Sally cage
4 Finch Road, Douglas,
Isle of Man IM1 2PT

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