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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. Talisha Zanjani" <>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2022 22:47:07 +0200
Subject: Mrs. Talisha

Dear Sir,

I am very appreciative of having the opportunity to relate with you through
this platform, i will be very glad if you will give me the audience and
cooperation to help me secure an investment. I will recognize your
cooperation with an offer that will yield great interest for you in the
short run. Am an Iranian, my husband is Mr. Babak Zanjani , he is the
Managing Director of Multi Billion Dollars Sorinet Group in the United Arab
Emirate and we also have multi billion dollar investment in stocks with
banks and companies and also a Tycoon in International Oil Export.

In 2009 he was an antagonist against Iranian government extremism and Iran
continue support for Palestinian to fight against Israel which have cost
lives in thousands of Palestinians. He was supporting equality between men
and women and freedom for religion.

All this attracted the prying eye of the Islamic Extremists of the upper
class in the government and they vowed to destroy him in order to quench
his pursuit because he was gaining momentum and followers due to his
influence and wealth as an Oil Magnate, he had eyed the seat of Presidency.
In 2013 my husband was arrested for embezzlement of $2.7 Billion Dollars
Oil Revenue which was staged to nail him and for 3 years of legal tussles
he was sentenced to death in 2016 and had been awaiting execution till
date. You can read about the indictment through this : .

Almost all his assets have been confiscated and liquidated and he was made
an escape goat because of his wealth and his influence in antagonism
against Iranian extremism but the media will not give you a version of
this. I have two kids for him and I hope that you will keep this
information strictly confidential . He invested in stocks with a Bank in
the United Kingdom and I was linked to the investment worth of $112,000,000
Million Dollars. I had a meeting with his lawyer last week and was told
that the reason he has not been executed is because they are trying to
drain all his assets but a report has been submitted for execution by

We have cultural timidity and social constraints against women, there are
things I can not do by myself, his lawyer does not have this information
and I can not release this information because it is not safe for him.
I want you to help me get this Investment secured, it can be re-invested in
an active business. I will give you an offer in percentage that will add a
plus to your financial base. I wait until to hear from you before further
information will be disclosed. I solicit your honest interest and hope you
are willing to keep this strictly confidential because of my life and my

Thank you.

>From Mrs. Talisha Zanjani.

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