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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: Vice President <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 21:09:54 +0000

Dated; 17th January, 2022.

Attention My Dear:

I Am Mrs. Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States of
America. I am here to inform you that Mr. President Joe Biden,
the President of the United States of America, has instructed me to
release all the abandoned Consignment boxes and International Bank
Draft left in the custody of the U.S Customs. you are among the
luckily chosen beneficiaries who have been approved to receive the

We was made to understand that you have really paid so much in pursuit
of this Inheritance/contract fund and nothing was received by you, And
Airport authority will contains demanded you to pay for sum money in
order to obtain some documents before they will release the
consignment which is not necessary and not elements of international

Meanwhile. we observed that the chief commissioner of customs and some
Bank managers are doing business with your money which is not
normally. And some of The Customs are diverting people's funds into
their personal bank account due to their position and it was a big
shock to the U.S Government when we heard the sad news. This was the
reason why We stopped all illegal operations to the Airport Authority.

We wish to inform you that we have finalized all the assignments with
the First Lady of the United States Mrs. Jill Biden, the wife of the
President, to help you get the consignment delivered to you due to the
fact that she has the veto power to complete the delivery to your
doorstep. You are a very lucky person because the Mrs. Jill Biden will
deliver the consignment to you and there is nothing anyone can do
about it.

Then, I asked the Customs Patrol Officers what are the conditions so
that you can receive your consignment box/ATM CARD but i was told that
you are been required to pay the sum of $300 Only to enable His
Excellency Mr. Joe Biden the President of United States of America to
sign and stamp the sworn affidavit of claim certificate from the
Federal High Court of USA to enable Mrs. Jill Biden the Wife of
President leave the white house and deliver your consignment to your

This could be the last opportunity you might have in receiving your
inheritance fund from the United States Customs Service so do not fail
this wonderful opportunity to have your fund that you have been
looking for a way to make it reality.

You are advised to go ahead and send the money via money gram or
western union here in the state so that all necessary arrangements can
be made before time will be against today. your funds will be smoothly
delivered to you today so get back to me also with your home address.

We have checked your File NO: DC/02/9014127/01 and everything is
completed in your file except that Mr. Joe Biden the President of the
United States of America will sign the Affidavit Of Claim From the
Federal High Court Of Justice to make it legal.

Note: my advice and instruction is very important to this transaction
to come to an end quickly and you need to do as i said. make sure you
keep me update once you receive your consignment box/ATM CARD and also
let me know once you send the charge fee required so i can also make
sure shipment commence without any delay

I will be waiting to hear from you today so I can provide you with
Names and an Address to send the $300 payment here in the State in
your next email, as to resolve the issue as quickly as possible for
you to receive your overdue payment.

Yours Sincerely
Mrs. Kamala Harris
Vice President of the United States America.
The White House
(Official Residence of the President of the US)
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20500 USA.
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