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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: Anna Gustafsson <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:21:37 +0200
Subject: dating portal, koma ar verkligen ensamt

Vi erbjuder dig en unik mojlighet till kommunikation.

Datingportal for perfekt dejting.

- Nya bekanta och flirta.

- Dejta endast med riktiga manniskor.

- Utbyte av erotiska bilder online.

Om du inte har tid eller fardigheter att jaga efter den andra halften kommer denna app att minska dina energikostnader betydligt.

MAnga flickor ar online och de letar efter dejter for engAngsmoten!

Skapa en session sensuell och intim kommunikation med sota flickor. GA med i gruppen. 

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