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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: "Mrs. Floxy Joseph" <>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2022 15:31:46 +0800
Subject: Good Day

Good Day,

My name is Mrs. Floxy Joseph , I am 72 yrs old .I am a,
nationality HOLLAND. I'm married to Deutsch (a GERMANY) Mr.Joseph
Joseph Rust who worked with the national Oil company in Mexico, and
Qatar before he died in alpine crash in 2014 with other passengers
aboard. Immediately after the death of my husband i took ill now my
husband has left me with everything he worked for and now the doctors
told me I will not live longer than some months because of my health,
I decided to WILL / donate the sum of (twenty one million, Nine
hundred thousand dollars) to you for the good work of humanity, and
also to help the motherless endless privilege in some some part of War
zones in the World and also for the assistance of the widows.

I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and
please use the funds well and always extend the good work toothers. I
will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the
task is accomplished as I do not want anything that will jeopardize my
last wish Pls :.kindly get back to me so that we can discuss
more. Contact me through this email:

Thank You and God Bless You richly!

Mrs. Floxy Joseph

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