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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.Azim Hashim Premji " <>
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2021 08:34:37 +0100

Hello I'm Azim Hashim Premji, an Indian business tycoon, investor, and phil=
anthropist. I'm the chairman of Wipro Limited. I gave away 25 percent of my=
personal wealth to charity. And I also pledged to give away the rest of 25=
% this year 2021.. I have decided to donate $1,000,000.00USD to you. This i=
s to help combat the corona virus covid-19 study and help the poor off the =
street. If you are interested in my donation, do contact me for more info. =
I will also want you to be part of my Charity Foundation once you receive t=
his money so we can join hands together to help the needy.. You can also re=
ad more about me via the link below
ji Contact for more details: Warm Regard CEO Wip=
ro Limited ----------------------------------------------------------------=
------------------------ Ahoj Jsem Azim Hashim Premji, indick=FD obchodn=ED=
magn=E1t, investor a filantrop. Jsem predsedou spolecnosti Wipro Limited. =
Dal jsem 25 procent sv=E9ho osobn=EDho majetku na charitu. A tak=E9 jsem se=
zav=E1zal, =9Ee v tomto roce 2021 rozd=E1m zbytek 25 %. Rozhodl jsem se, =
=9Ee v=E1m daruji 1 000 000,00 USD. To m=E1 pomoci v boji proti studii o ko=
ronaviru covid-19 a pomoci chud=FDm z ulice. Pokud m=E1te z=E1jem o muj dar=
, kontaktujte me pro v=EDce informac=ED. Budu tak=E9 cht=EDt, abyste byli s=
ouc=E1st=ED m=E9 charitativn=ED nadace, jakmile tyto pen=EDze dostanete, ab=
ychom mohli spojit ruce a pom=E1hat potrebn=FDm. Mu=9Eete si tak=E9 prec=ED=
st v=EDce o mne prostrednictv=EDm odkazu n=ED=9Ee
wiki/Azim_Premji Kontakt pro v=EDce podrobnost=ED: azimpremjiazim79@gmail.c=
om Vrel=FD pozdrav CEO Wipro Limited

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