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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: "Mr Joseph R. Biden." <>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 19:22:41 -1200

Attention Please!

This Is Mr Joseph R. Biden. 46th UNITED.STATE. President. I would like
to inform you that your funds issue was brought to my office this
morning by Mr,Brian Thomas Moynihan Chairman and CEO of Bank of
America. said that they have uploaded your inheritance fund worth
US$50.000.000 (fifty Million United States Dollar) into a new Visa
Card but since then they have not heard from you,
So the case was brought to my office in a view to Cancel your funds
and divert it into government treasuries account, because of your
sudden silence to comply with delivery terms and conditions. Then, I
asked what are the conditions but i was told that you are been
required to pay the delivery charges and paperwork cost $350 but i
told him to wait because there is no need to cancel the payment that i
will do my very possible best to bring the issue to conclusion since
it has been brought to my office.

To the best of my knowledge, i found out that this fund is legitimate
and i advise you should send the delivery charges cost $350 to ship
your Visa Card that contains your inheritance fund that worth
US$50.000.000 (fifty Million United States Dollar) I guarantee that
this fund will be delivered under a legitimate arrangement that will
protect you from any breach of the law.

What could be your reason for refusal and chosen to abandon such a
huge amount of money? I want your urgent reconfirmation of your
delivery information to me such as your full name, address and
telephone number as soon as you receive this email. This could be the
last opportunity you might have in receiving your inheritance fund so
do not fail to notice this wonderful moment to have your fund that you
have been looking for a way to make it reality. I will be waiting to
hear from you with the $350 through Itunes card or sephora card to
resolve the issue as quickly as possible for you to receive your
overdue payment.

The US$50.000.000 (fifty Million United States Dollar) is from the UN
compensation/bailout funds for citizens of UN member countries and
citizens of commonwealth Nations for poverty alleviation during this
economic crunch and recession. The sum of $2BN was shared among-st 215
companies and individuals.
You were awarded the fund for investment to ease the economic crunch
and to be profitable and help others in need as a measure to ease the
present economic hardship. However, you should kindly reconfirm to me
the following information below:

Full Name......
Mailing Address.....
Next of kin......

One more thing is this, we have to accomplish paperwork such as a
clearance certificate and this mentioned certificate will protect you
from both the IRS and IMF. Based on what the attorney said, the
clearance certificate will cost you $350.00 USD only to accomplish
everything together both the obtaining and the signing of the
certificate here in White House.
Also bear in mind that your US$50.000.000 will be peacefully delivered
to you within 15hrs immediately the attorney accomplished the
paperwork. This is your last chance to comply with the instruction or
else I will close your fill which will make it impossible for you to
receive your fund in future.
You have to comply or lose this great opportunity. Just Itunes card
or sephora card for$350 Dollar only
Best regards

Mr. Joseph R. Biden.
US President.
The White House
(Official Residence of the President of the US)
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20500 US

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