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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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- =?UTF-8?Q?=E8=B4=B7=E6=AC=BE=E4=BC=98=E6=83=A0_We_are_Hiring... =?UTF-8?B?5bGv6Zeo6ZuG5Zui?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: "Mr. X" <xx@yy>
- UNICEF Charity Release ! Mark <email@example.com>
- Oil contract (sent from forged email address)
- Vacancy! Vacancy!! Vacancy!!! "Jonathan B. Willis"
- donation "Mr. X" <Srcharity@mail.krjc.kg>
- Get funding for your Business and Projects Abdul Basit <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Attn: Dear Fund Beneficiary, 12 (sent from forged email address)
- Hi Jerry W<>
- MY SUBJECT/ INVESTMENT OFFER "Mr. Thabiso Nzimande"<email@example.com>
- Re: "Mr. Chris" <""@iztacalco.cdmx.gob.m>
- Yours sincerely, (sent from forged email address)
- INTERNATIONAL BANK DRAFT FOR YOU CONTACT MY SECRETARY NOW (sent from forged email address)
- Inquiry "Naza-Jeayra <firstname.lastname@example.org>" <email@example.com>
- Inquiry "Naza-Jeayra <firstname.lastname@example.org>" <email@example.com>
- Mrs. Angelina C Bright (sent from forged email address)
- Dear: e-Mail Winner, "Powerball Jackpot " <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- I WAIT FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE (sent from forged email address)
- Thema: Informationen zur Sozialhilfe. "Mr. eu" <email@example.com>
- URGENT REPLY NEEDED. Abdul Aziz Omar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Your mailbox will be closed in 24 hours Root User <root@localhost>
- CAN I GET YOUR ATTENTION (sent from forged email address)
- As I informed you about something very important to share with (sent from forged email address)
- Apply Loan at 5% from $10,000 to $50Million, (sent from forged email address)
- 2.000.000,00 Euro "manuel franco" <>
- Donating "Mr. Richard Wahl" <RicharddWahlghwegt1kjtfr@optushome.com.au>
- Loan Application Approvals M. Annie <email@example.com>
- Your Approved Payment (sent from forged email address)
- Re: Acknowledge "Mr. Frankie Fisherf" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- *SH* URGENT ATTENTION / IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION (sent from abused email account)
- Please Read! (sent from forged email address)
- HOPING FOR BETTER (sent from forged email address)
- God Bless you, please i need your response.... "Mrs. Bethanie Lee" <email@example.com>
- My Dearest, Mrs Josefine John Carlsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- YOUR ABANDONED CONSIGNMENT. "Mr. David P. Moyes" <email@example.com>
- *****SPAM***** Oil Contract "Saudi Aramco Crude Oil Company" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Attention David <email@example.com>
- Re: "Mr. Chris" <""@iztacalco.cdmx.gob.mx>
- THIS IS YOUR DONATION CODE: [ 0043034] (sent from forged email address)
- My dear, Mrs Jane Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- God Bless you, please i need your response.... (sent from forged email address)
- Finally Your Funds Is Here//Case File is 54AC003. (sent from forged email address)
- My beloved Mrs Aryan soufianlao <email@example.com>
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