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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: "Naza-Jeayra <>" <>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2023 00:29:08 +0100
Subject: Order

Hello Supplier,

This is Naza Jeayra from DKLOAS,

I got your contact from a business website and we are buying bulk.

We are in the market for your detailed product, we need your best selling
prices, please send us your latest CATALOG, FOB PRICE, payment terms and
delivery Period for kind view.

Await your early quotation to enable us decide and proceed with this order

* Naza Jeayra*
* <>*
*Unit 24, Kamphaengmeuang Road, Ban Nonghai, Hatxayfong District. Loas*

* * +85620 2802 3338*
* * +85621 480 248*
* * +85621 480 249*
* * Monday – Friday 8:00 to 17:00*
* * Saturday 8:00 to 12:00*

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