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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: Roth Savuth <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2022 09:20:44 -0700

Hello ! greetings,

I am Mr. Roth Savuth and a personal Accountant Director with Foreign Trade
Bank of Cambodia (FTB).
It is with a good spirit of heart that I opened up this great opportunity
to you. A deceased client of mine that shares almost the same name as
yours, who died sadly as a result of he was one of the victims of the
ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370(MH370/MAS370) which crashed in the
south of the Indian Ocean on March 8,2014, from Kuala Lumpur International
Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport killing all on board
including his wife and his two children.

There is a draft account opened in my bank in 1999 by a long-time client
our bank,a national of your country.he was a CEO/a textile company
owner,business man,a miner at kruger mining company here in Cambodia. he
was a geologist and consultant to several other mining conglomerates
operating in Cambodia,China,Taiwan,Japan,Indonesia,Pakistan,Vietnam all in
Asia,before he passed away on 8th march 2014 leaving nobody as the next
of kin of his account after his death.

The amount in this account is currently $32,640.000.00 (Thirty Two
million, Six Hundred And Forty Thousand United States dollars) .I want to
present you as a beneficiary,I will use my position and influence in our
bank to make them release this money to you for us to share.
Kindly get back to me for more details.

Yours sincerely
Mr. Roth Savuth
Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia
Phnom Penh.

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