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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 Aisha Gaddafi <>
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2023 05:43:21 -0800

Dear Friend,

I have been trying to get your contact again to inform you about my success
in getting those funds transferred under the

co-operation of a new partner from the USA Who knows the history of my
family before the death of my beloved father.

Presently I am in the USA, and meanwhile I didn't forget your past efforts
to assist me in transferring those funds

despite that it failed us somehow.

I really appreciate your honest co operation and assistant ,You tried so
much for me and I didn't forget your past


Now I want you to contact the bank transfer director DR SEBASTIEN TONI.
through e-mail ( ) Ask

him to send you the donation sum of ($500,000 US Dollars) which I kept for
your compensation for all your past efforts

and attempts to assist me in the transaction as my investment
partner.please try to help the less privileged from the

money.I have also given my donation to turkey Region due to the situation
of Earthquake that killed many people and

destroyed properties.

It is possible to open a non-resident bank account with the bank and also
make a transfer on your own to any bank.Do your

best to help the Widows ,poor motherless children and the less privileged
in your country.That is my wish.

I am a Widow and single Mother with three Children,the only biological
Daughter of late Libyan President (Late Colonel
Muammar Gaddafi)

For more information about my family,
You can know more through the BBC news links below:

Bank of Africa Group (BOA)
770, Avenue du Président Aboubakar Sangoulé Lamizana
01 BP 1319 - Ouagadougou 01 Burkina Faso
Name of Director/DR SEBASTIEN TONI.
Tel/Fax +226) 0542 2905.

Feel free to call him on the phone after sending email.+226) 0542 2905.

Yours Truly Aisha

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