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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. Esther Deborah Parr" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2022 05:11:13 +0200
Subject: I Trust You With This48

Hello my dear beloved.
This is crucially urgent and that is my reason of writing to you, please Dear.

It is quiet absurd that, Our 8AFcmXsQttSXuBeYCL9fpa2rn5JrDwwoihMerrwF48V7Ar1EKNTZyGa6G2tMFMhEZNEReroTLe2gPSMQw6VZLSD65AyBqzD after his death, I inherited some parts of his businesses and money in the bank. The doctor has advised me that I may not live for more than (3) three months and 2 weeks and warn me to stop thinking over who is going to inherit our wealth. Based on that, today I have decided to donate and contribute to the less privileges, charity homes, and orphanage homes and to those displaced by wars going on in the middle-east and around other parts of the world. I made this decision after listening to the news line about 100 years old woman who secretly donated her fortune and wealth upon her death, As you read it here

I am Mrs. Deborah E. Parrboat from republic of Ireland, born in the state of Ohio USA. I am legally married to Mr. Hilary Hendricks Parrboat, a South Africa citizen born and brought up in Switzerland, I lived in Switzerland with my husband for 18 years before we returned to south Africa in 1996 after my husband’s retirement. I am 73 years old by the grace of God, and I respect humanity and nature. Actually, it is the reason I have contacted you because I know you can be trusted, as I noticed it from your profile before I decided to contact you for this. The reason I have contacted you is simply because, I have been sick with (illness) cancer of the bone (leukemia). This illness has troubled me for a long time. And all indications from my doctor and medical analysis is that, my condition is really deteriorating and getting worse; although it is God who has the final decision to my life, but the fact is that the cancer disease has gotten to a very bad stage that, there is no h
ope for
me to be living again.

My dear husband was involved with the January 2000 Kenya airways plane crashed as you can see on the news line website. ). I choose to contact you after coming across your profile in the chamber of commerce here in Johannesburg, South Africa and I have the confidence and trust in you with regards to your personality and respect that you have.

I am donating this sum of $20.5million US-Dollars, to the less privileged of which you will be responsible in taking care of the disbursement and sharing of this money to organizations that I will appoint in your country and some other places around the world. Meanwhile, you will also get 30% of the money which will be; six million and one hundred thousand dollars ($6,150,000.00), as your compensation (shear) for helping me to fulfill this WILL of donation that I and my late husband jointly agreed upon, before his death.

Please I want you to note that this fund is still in the bank where my late husband and I deposited it. I am going to advice my banker to change my last WILL to your name and file in an application for the transfer of the money in your names and to your account, once I have received your quick reply.

Please bear it in mind that every document will be changed to your name and the money will rightfully belong to your name as quickly as I get your reply. I made the promise to God that the fund will be used to help the needy and the less privilege, reply to me as soon as you get this message through this email address ( )

May God’s grace guide and see you through as you help me in the fulfillment of this last WILL of mine.

Please for further discussion; write to me with through the email address
You can call me you receive this mail (+27-79-440-5094)

God bless you and your family.
I await urgent reply.
Best Regards,
Mrs. Deborah E. Parrboat.

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