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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: "Mr. jackson david" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 17:52:08 +0100
Subject: Attention. Beneficiary

Attention. Beneficiary

This is to inform you that arrangements have been concluded in respect
to shipment of your consignment/funds Worth the sum of
$10.9Millions United States Dollars, to you. I choose to
conclude shipment to ensure it is lifted before contacting you. This
process is the Airlifting consignment will be deliver to by Diplomatic
Agent. Wham's already in your Country looking forward to here from you
as well. I found out that this consignment has been lying here because
you could not settle the cost for shipment fees. This is why I decided
to use my Position as the Shipment officer in charge of this
Organization to convey this consignment to your Country. (In Our
Warehouse there are lots of abandoned consignments

Your name___
Your country__
Your address___
You're Age/sex__
Your occupation___
Direct phone number__

Acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail immediately. And contact Mr.
Edward Kevin, with your full details to enable him deliver the
consignment to you as soon as possible, I also want to inform you that
the United States Federal Government and IMF in concluded the FBI,
Signed the arrangement together. does not involve any of the people
you were dealing with in the past because this consignment/Payment has
been surrendered to the Government. Hence my involvement.
You will only pay the delivery fee of $100.00 dollars.

This is your registration code (DHJKT00678G)
Contact this person: Mr. Edward Kevin,
contact email
call or text +1(8067302620)

Best Regard
Mr. Jackson David

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