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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: file fund <>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 13:25:24 +0100
Subject: congratulations

This is still Mr. william robret meet

appointed diplomat Agent, am sorry to send you this text several times
because am still surprise and be wondering why you should still abandon me
and your consignment box worth $50million here in the airport instead of
delivered to your home address, Look am trying all my possible best to make
sure that I deliver this fund to you as my company instructed me before
going back home but I don't know why you don't want me to deliver your fund
to you. So am planning to go back home because I don't have enough money to
sustain myself here again waiting in the airport any more and like I said
earlier, I need to deliver and go back to my family because am a family man
, so you Text or call me now:
+13318508577 with the reconfirmation of
your full detail: Starting from your full name, your full address once
again and the nearest airport and let me know if I will be coming now with
your fund or I will go back home because am all ready to be coming or be
going back with your fund okay. So call or text me now
+13318508577 for
the immediately procedure because I need to be on my way coming to your
home by now. Am expecting your text, Thank you.. Best Regards, AGENT
MR. william robert meet

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