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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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Fraud email example:

From: susan peters <>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2023 16:53:55 +0100

Good day my Beloved,

With Due Respect and Humility, I was compelled to write to you under
humanitarian ground, and believe that this mail will find you in good
health. My name is Mrs.susan peters, the Wife of late Engineer Ralph
Alphonso peters, from France.

I have made a personal decision to donate what I inherited from my
late husband to the Charity, less privilege and the Motherless
Children. I am 68 years old and I was diagnosed with Lung and
bronchial cancer in the past 4 years.

We were both married for many years without a child, I took this
decision because I don't have any child that will inherit what my late
Husband worked for in this life. I and My late husband is based here
in Burkina Faso in West Africa in the past eighteen years ago dealing
on gold exportation and Sales.

I have decided to donate a fund through Credit Account €7.900.000.00
Seven Million Nine Hundred Thousand Euros to you for this assignment,
for Charity, less privilege, building of schools, hospitals and also
for the assistance of the poor widows, Motherless babies, Charity
organization, CHRISTIAN OR MUSLIM, and orphans.

I don't know you in person but God knows you, so contacting you for
this assignment is a direction from the holy spirit of God to donate
this fund outside this country through you as my late husband has
already donated a lot in this country, so you have to make sure that
you use this donation fund as I have directed so that the name of the
Almighty God will be glorify forever.

Your urgent response is required in this matter due to my present
critical condition of my health, it was a Sister nurse working in this
hospital that helped me to type this message, because I am losing
strength every minute of the day.

All I need from you is prayers that GOD will accept my soul in case I
don't survive this surgery I am about to undergo in a few days' time.
Also pray for the soul of my late Husband to rest in peace. Please
always be prayerful all through your life, we are visitors on this
earth and we must be very careful in whatever we do so that our soul
will not be a waste.

I wish you all the best and may God bless you abundantly. I will give
you more details about this orphanage home, as soon as I receive your
reply to handle this project because I do not want to state all here
until I see your reply, desire and commitment to handle this project.
Remain blessed in God.

Yours Sister.

Mrs susan peters

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