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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: royalscot landbank <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 07:04:59 -0800

Hello dear MA,/SIR,

compensation FUNDS from Aleesa

I am pleased to inform you about my success in getting those funds
transferred under the

cooperation of a new partner from Canada. I am currently in Canada for
investment and my

studies here in Canada meanwhile, I will not forget your past efforts
and attempts to

assist me in transferring the funds that failed somehow.

Now you need to contact the royal bank of scotland with their Email
address Below,

( Ask them to send you a
certified visa card value

of [$350.000.00 three hundred and fifty thousand Dollars]. which I
prepared and kept for

your compensation for all the efforts and attempts to assist me in
this matter that

failed somehow

I appreciate your efforts at that time very much, i kept the visa
card with the royal

bank of scotland. so you have to contact them immediately for your
Visa card. their

contact below,SUCH AS,

Your Full Name........
Your Home Address.......
Your Country........
Your Occupation
Your Phone DIRECT Number.........
And A copy of Your VALID ID Card........
Your age...........

FAX NUMBER +447031889715

just feel free to contact them as soon as possible, so they can send
the visa card with

value of ($350,000 U.S Dollars ) Three hundred and fifty thousand
U.S. dollars i kept

IT with your name,

Please. let me know immediately you receive the visa card so we can
share our joy after

all the sufferings at that time. At this point TIME, I'm very busy
here because of my

studies and the investment with my new partner, finally, remember
that I had forwarded

instruction to the royal bank of scotland on your behalf to receive
that money. So do

not hesitate to contact them to send your visa card THAT CONTAIN YOUR

WORTHY [350,000,USD] without any delay OKAY.

Your BEST Friend
Mis Aleesa.

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