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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: "From Mrs. Rosa Aimee Keller" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 11:55:08 +0100
Subject: Good Day Dear,

Good Day Dear,

I would like to apologize for using this medium to reach you for a
transaction of this magnitude. I got your contact in your country
business directory email database when I was searching on the internet
and I came across your email contact details and decided to send you
my divine charity task/proposal.

My Name is Mrs. Rosa Aimee Keller; I am 68 years old woman based in
South Africa. I write to Relate to you of my intention to use my money
$20.5 (Twenty Million and five Hundred Thousand United States dollars)
deposited in a company in Dubai united Arab Emirate. to buy good
houses in three good country's of your choice. I was married to Late
Mr. Clinton Scott Keller who was a contractor with the Government of
South Africa before he died in a Kenya Airways plane crashed in
January 2000. You can see on the news online

BBC NEWS | Africa | Kenya plane 'crashes in Cameroon' A Kenya Airways
plane with 114 people on board has reportedly crashed in southern
Cameroon. The flight, which originated in Ivory Coast, was reported
missing on Saturday after it failed to arrive in
I am suffering from long time cancer of the breast.

All indications from my doctors is showing that my conditions are
really deteriorating very fast and it is quite obvious that I wouldn't
live for longer, according to my doctors and in all indication
regarding medical analysis. The cancer disease has gotten to a very
bad stage and my hopes of recovering are very slim. In the 29 years of
marriage life, still we could not bear a child, my late husband was
very wealthy and after his death, I inherited some part of his
business and money deposited in a company as family valuables in Dubai
United Arab Emirate..

The doctors have advised me in this hospital to stop thinking over who
is going to inherit my money also to stop anything about money this
time, today I have decided to buy houses as i said to donate and
contribute to the less privileges, charity and homes less. I want to
know if I can trust you to get good houses also to handle this project
and 20% is for your compensation and 10% is all the money you will
spend to bring out this box fund from the deposited company in Dubai.

Please if you are willing and interested to assist me to carry out
this project kindly send your contact details to me, reply here;

1.Your Full Names
2.Mobile phone number

I await your urgent reply

Thanks, and God bless.
Mrs. Rosa Aimee Keller

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