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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:
- This email uses a separate reply address that is different from the sender address. Spammers use this to get replies even when the original spam sending accounts have been shut down. Also, sometimes the sender addresses are legitimate looking but fake and only the reply address is actually an email account controlled by the scammers.
- This email message is a 419 scam. Please see our 419 FAQ for more details on such scams.
Fraud email example:
From: "BUYSEMAILSLEADS. " <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 10:34:48 -0800
Subject: !!BUYS ANY LEADS OF YOUR CHIOCE TODAY.
BUYS ANY LEADS OF YOUR CHIOCE TODAY
RDPS: DATING RDP, ADMINISTRATOR RDP, SPAMMING RDP,SCANNIG RDP.
WEBMAIL UNLIMITED: ZIMBRA, ROUND CUBE, HORDE. ETC
VERIFIED COMPANIES LOAN SEEKERS EMAIL LEADS
PAID DATING SITE BOTH PAID ONE AND UNPAID
ATING FACEBOOK AND NORMAL FACEBOOK
UNLIMITED DOMAIN SMTP AND IP SMTP
VERIFIED LOAN SEEKERS EMAIL LEADS
CEO AND CFO FRESH EMAIL LEADS
USA FEMALE NURSE EMAIL LEADS
OFFICE365 VERIFIED LEADS
ANY KIND OF VPN AND 911
COMPANY EMAILS LEADS
DOCTORS EMAIL LEADS
STUDENT EMAIL LEADS
OLD GMAIL ACCOUNT
ANY USA ACCOUNT
ICQ : @EmailLeads
SKYPE ID: live:.cid.7672e4a6132c672e