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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: David lipton <>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2022 02:44:25 -0800
Subject: Greetings

Hello Dear Good News To You.

This Message Is From US Supreme Court Of Justice.
And I Need Your Urgent Response As Soon As Possible

I'm Here To Know If I Will Get Any Reply From You So That I Will Know
What To Do About This Matter

Your ATM Card Worth Of ($15.8 Million USD) Was Brought To My Desk For
Cancellation So I'm Sending You This Message Because Of The Kind Of
Person I Am That's Why I'm Trying To hear from You For The Last Time
Because Our government Said It Has Been Long And They Have Been
Sending You An Emails

But You Were Not Be Able To Comply Their Messages Or Emails That's Why
They Brought It To Me For Cancellation And Get It Confiscated Into The
Government Account

The Fact Is That Our Government Told Me To Cancel Your Funds ATM Card
And Confiscated​ Into The Government Accounts But Am Having Much
Feelings Because I'm A Christian So I Decided to Send You This Email
If You Are Still Much Interested To Receive It Then I Will Work
Everything Out For You And Get The ATM Card Worth $15.8 Million USD
Delivered To Your Home Address.

So If You Are Still Interested Of Receiving It Then Get Back To Me
Right Now With Your Full Information Such As

1) Full Name ::::::::::::::
(2) Phone Number :::::::::::
(3) Delivery Address :::::::::::
(4) Country of origin ::::::::::
(5) Occupation :::::::::::::::::
(6) Sex ::::::::::::::::::
(7) Age :::::::::::::::::::::
(😎 ID Card :::::::::::::

I Will Wait For Your Response With Your Full Information From Now
Till 48 Hours Then If I Didn't Get Any Response From You Then I Will
Signed It Cancelled And Covert Them Into The Government Account .


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