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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: "Mrs. Rose Shumejda" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2022 03:57:05 -0800
Subject: Dear Beloved,

Dear Beloved,

Please accept my sincere apologies if my email does not meet your business
or personal ethics. I am Mrs. Rose Shumejda, I am 51 years old, a widow to
late Mr. John Shumejda who was the President of agricultural equipment
giant AGCO Corp, who perished on the 4th of January 2002 in a plane crash
in Birmingham.

Please View the Website below: After going through
some files of my late husband, I discovered a Deposit Certificate of
($8Million) (Eight Million Dollars) with a Bank here in the U.S.A. But due
to my sickness, I have not been able to claim this fund from the Bank, as I
have been in the hospital in the U.S.A. and my sickness continues getting
worse. I am suffering from a protracted cancer of the lungs which has
affected my brain. From all indications, my condition is really
deteriorating and my doctors have courageously advised me that I may not
live beyond the next eight months. This is because the cancer stage has
reached a critical stage.

The President Joe Biden said that some of the money held in dormant
accounts would be used to fund youth and community projects. I am
contacting you based on trust to present you to the bank as the Next of Kin
and benefice inheritor to my Late Husband's fund. Since I cannot claim this
fund myself now and I may not live beyond next eight months according to my
Doctors, but I have the faith in God that I will live more than the months
my Doctors said by God grace. Presently, I'm with my notebook in the
hospital where I have been undergoing treatment in U.S.A.

Please!! Your help is needed to avoid this money being diverted to the US
Government as an unclaimed fund/dormant account. Imagine somebody who has
no child, I have nobody taking care of me here in the Hospital and the time
I have now is limited. That $8 Million is my only hope to continue my
treatment here in the Hospital, and hopefully by God’s grace I will
survive. If you will be so kind to be of help, I will be very glad and only
God will reward you for that. Upon the successful claim/transfer of the
fund in your account as the next of Kin, 40% of the total fund will be
taken as your own share, 40% goes to the Orphanage homes, while the
remaining 20% will be transferred to my account here in the U.S.A. for my

Please , in your response, send me the following information to enable me
validate you as the legal beneficiary of this funds :

(1). Full names:

(2). Contact address:

(3). Phone:

(4). Occupation:

Thanks and God bless.

Mrs. Rose Shumejda

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