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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:

Reply-To: moneykey878@gmail.comcom
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2022 20:18:21 -0800
Subject: SKYPE ID: live:.cid.ec382b14b39fa0da

Hello..My brothers stop falling into those poeple who dont have what
you need,i am here to introduce myself as a new tools seller and i am
here to offer you any kind of tools you need for your job, I'm ready
to give you whatever you need and i am very trustworthy person, I'm
saying this because i know that you might have came accross scammers
such like..

Paid dating site both paid one and unpaid one
Any Creditt Login with Any Limit
UK..Bank Account..Login
SBA Fuzz
And any country
Any US Account Login
Webmail Unlimited

SMTP Unlimited
Fresh Email

SKYPE ID: live:.cid.ec382b14b39fa0da
ICQ: @msend

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