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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: "jain hagis" <jainhagis20@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 07:40:33 +0300
Subject: Dear Beloved


Dear Beloved,
As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I Believe
Everyone will die someday. My name is JAIN HAGIS I am a merchant of Oman
Nationality but presently residing in London. I have been diagnosed with
Oesophageal cancer .It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and Right now
I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.
I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for
Anyone (not even myself) but my business.Though I am very rich,
I was nevergenerous I was always hostile to people and only focused on my
business as that
was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that
there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the
world.
I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live
my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that God has called me, I
have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and
extended family members as well as a few close friends.I want God to be merciful
to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give alms to charity
organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So
far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the Oman, Algeria
and Malaysia.
Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I
once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the
money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they
refusedand kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as
they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.
The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of eighteen
million dollars $18,000,000 that I have with a finance/Security Company in
europe.
I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatche it to
charity organizations.
I have set aside 20% for you and for your time.
please reply to this email address:jainhagis20@yahoo.co.uk
God be with you.
JAIN HAGIS
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