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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.Talia Adisa" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 10:00:07 -0700
Subject: Good day.

Good day my dear,

I am satisfied to send you this mail now to you, though we do not know
each other but i believe after some change of ideas and massages we
will get to know each other very well. I'm Mrs. Talia Adisa Daniel by
name the wife of late Engineer Adisa Daniel a politician and
businessman who was murdered by assassins in my country South Sudan in
East Africa.

Please can i know you more because there is an ideas i we love to
share with you, thanks and hoping to hear from you again. i am waiting
for your prompt respond. here is my email address :

Mrs.Talia Adisa Daniel.

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