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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. Emilly Olivier Jackman" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 03:52:41 -0600
Subject: My Beloved,


My Beloved,

I am sure this mail would be coming to you as a surprise since we have
never met before and you would also be asking why I have decided to
chose you amongst the numerous Internet users in the world. The
Internet has made the world global villages where you can reach
anybody you have not met before.

Before I move further, permit me to give you a little of my biography.
I am Mother Emilly Olivier, 87 Years old woman and the wife of Late
Sir Jackman Olivier who died in a Plane crash on Monday the 7th of
September 1998 GMT 14:22 UK while they were flying from New York to
Geneva. Please see site below for more information.


After the death of my husband I became the Head of his investment and
now that I am old and weak I have decided to spend the rest of my life
with my family and loved ones whom I never had time for during the
course of my business life, but before the death of my husband we had
a plan to use the last days of our lives to donate half of what we
have worked for to the less privilege and charity homes and the other
half for ourselves, family members and close friends, and it is so
unfortunate that my husband is not alive today to do this with me and
I am very weak and old now, hence I have decided to do this
philanthropic work on behalf of my late husband and I.

Presently, I have willed out almost half of our assets to several
charity homes and to some of the less privilege in different
countries. Despite the agreement between my late husband and I to give
aid to the deprived, we also agreed to render support to an individual
we have not meet before in life due to the fact when we were still
young in life we receive an anonymous help from an individual we did
not know and which we have not being able to know till date, the
impact we got from such gesture made us to do the same.

I am sorry to inform you that you will never have the chance to know
me because I have just concluded the assignment which my husband and I
have agreed upon before his sudden death and you happened to be the
beneficiary of our last WILL, irrespective of your previous financial
status, hence I need you to do me a favor by accepting our offer that
will cost you nothing.

I have presently deposited a Cheque in the sum of £3,600,000.00 (Three
Million Six Hundred Thousand British Pounds) with DHL EXPRESS SERVICES
here in UK four weeks ago to deliver to you, but I was very sick so I
could not send you an email until today, what you have to do now is to
contact the DHL EXPRESS SERVICES as soon as possible to know when they
will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date.

For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance
Premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the bank draft showing that
it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your

You have to contact the Security company now for the delivery of your
bank draft with this information bellow;

Contact Person: Mr George Hunt


Phone: +44 705 382 1347

Again, you are not to pay for the delivering Charge, the Insurance
premium and the Clearance Certificate Fee of the bank draft because I
have already paid for them,the only money you are expected to pay is
£195 British Pounds for the security keeping of the bank draft so far.

I would have paid the fee but the company insisted that I should not
because they don't know when you will be contacting them and to avoid
demurrage or further cost.

You are to reconfirm the below information to them to avoid any
mistake on the Delivery.

Postal address;

Full Names:

Direct telephone number;

Below is the security keeping code: (SCT/0433/F) of your draft, you
are to also present it to them for verification before delivery.

Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this
mail to avoid any further delay and remember to ask them to provide
you with the method they wish to use in receiving their security
keeping fee of £195 British Pounds for their immediate action.

Note: Please I do not want you to thank me or my husband, all I need
you to do is to invest wisely with it and do the same good to
someone's life someday as this is the only way this world would be a
better community if we render selfless services to one another.

Yours Faithfully

Mrs. Emilly Olivier Jackman

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