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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. James Morrison" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2022 13:27:14 -0800

I am Mr. James Morrison , I am an internet fraudster and I have been
doing this job of scamming people for the past 32 years,I made over
$1.7 billion in losses by companies and individuals victimized through
business email compromise scams, over the years with all kind of expensive cars,
houses and living extremely rich life, I made so much money from scamming
people but now, I have been hospitalized for months on a life
supporting machine over lung cancer and my doctor said I less than 48
hours on this earth.

Yesterday my pastor visited me at the hospital and while he was
praying, he told me to confess my sins and ask for god forgiveness
then I confessed to my pastor on how I used to scam people and how I
made over $1.7 billion from defrauding people through internet then
my pastor said that I need to give all those money and properties away
especially to those I defrauded but unfortunately, most of the people
I defrauded are late now but I have decided to split all those money
to everyone found on my computer contacts.

I have listed all the email and names on my contact list and decided
to compensate all the people I found on my contact list with the sum
of $2.5million each and to be honest, 90% of the people I defrauded was
from America so am doing exactly what my pastor said that I should
return all those money back to those I collected it from before I can
seek the face of the lord.

I have selected all the American contact details on my computer and
yours was among them probably, you and I might have had something in
the past but that I cant remember anymore because all that matters to
me now is to payback this money so I can be free to seek the face of
god and for these reason, I have already concluded an arrangement with
my bank (UNION BANK) to pay the sum of $2.5million each to any name
submitted by my pastor, the bank can only make payment to only those
names submitted by my pastor as I have handed all the payment
transaction to him as the only one I can trust at the moment knowing
that I might not even be alive in the next 48hours as the doctor said
So, I will advise you to kindly contact my pastor with below details.

TEL: +234 902 084 9825

Please you have to contact my pastor immediately for your compensation
of $2.5million from me and also find it in your heart to forgive me and
if this is all I have to do for god to have mercy on my soul and
forgive me then am ready and willing to give away all the money and
the properties besides, what is the need of money, luxury cars and
houses when you don’t have a life, its better I return all this money
rather than leaving it at the bank for those corrupts bank managers or
even the government to take over all my assets when am gone so please,
you have to contact my pastor for your $2.5million compensation and do
remember to forgive my mistakes as am not sure if I will still be
alive for the next 48 hours just like my doctors said.

James Morrison A.K.A Hush Puppy

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