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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 Lisa Milner <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2022 14:11:59 +0100
Subject: May Almighty God bless you and use you to accomplish my wish.

Mrs Lisa Milner
Co-Founder Weigold & Bohm Oil Retired
Thünefeldstrasse 5. D-82299 Türkenfeld

I am Mrs. Lisa Milner, 61yrs old from Mönchengladbach Germany and I am
with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) and my Doctor told me that my Life
is now short-lived due to the damage the cancer has done to me. I am
presently in Luxembourg receiving treatment in a private hospital. Am
contacting you to entrust my fixed deposit income values (FIFTEEN MILLION
UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) (US$15,000,000.00) with a financial institution
abroad to you, so that through you this fund can be made available to
reputable charity organizations around the world. I lost my entire family
in a plane crash while flying to New York for a cruise. Now the world does
not mean much to me.

However, this fund must be used to make a positive impact around the world.
Please do disburse through donations to charity organizations providing
and emergency services to victims of cancer, homeless children and orphanage

Finally, I want you to contact my servant with this information below:

Servant Paul Beth
Address: Kurfürstendamm 92, Greifswald, Germany.

He will direct you to a well known lawyer that I have appointed to him, the
lawyer will assist you to change the documents of the money to your name to
enable the bank to transfer the money to you.

This is the favor I need when you have gotten the money :-

(1) Give 25% of the money to my servant Paul Beth as he has been there for
through my illness and I have promised to support him in life.

(2) Give 40% of the money to handicap people and charity organizations,
then the The remaining 35% is yours.If I don't hear from you, I will look
for another person. Please do not forget to contact Paul Beth

May Almighty God bless you and use you to accomplish my wish.

Pray for me always.
Mrs Lisa Milner

Thank you and remain blessed.

Yours Sincerely
Mrs. Lisa Milner.
Thünefeldstrasse 5. D-82299 Türkenfeld

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