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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 Mario Douglas <service@snapfish.com>
Reply-To: mrsmario19@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 08:20:02 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: IS URGENT




My beloved One

I am Mrs Mario Douglas from Nigeria. But now undergoing medical
treatment in Lagos City. I am married to Dr. Davis Wakis johnson who worked
With Nigerian Embassy in South Africa for Nine years before he died in
the year 2002.

We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief
illness that lasted for only four Days. Before his death we were both
born again Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get
a Child outside my matrimonial home, which the Bible is against. When
my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $7.5Million (Fifteen
Million Five hundred thousand U.S.Dollars) with HSBC Bank PLC IN
LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for
the next three months due to cancer problem.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this Fund to you as a
better Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am
going to Instruct here in. I want a church or individual that will use this
fund for a Non-Governmental Foundation, orphanages Old people homes
and Propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is
maintained. The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that
giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any child That will
inherit this money and my husband relatives Are not Christians and I
don't want my husbands hard Earned money to be misused by unbelievers,
Hence the reason for taking this bold Decision.

I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I
am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the
lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any
telephone Communication in this regard because of my health, and Because of
the presence of my husband's relatives around me always.
I do not want them to know about this Development. As soon As I receive
your reply I shall give you the contact Of the Finance Trust Bank Plc
and my lawyer who will help you effect the changes to your name as the
original-beneficiary of
this fund.

I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my
shepherd my happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.
Whoever that wants to serve the Lord Must serve him in spirit and truth.
Please always be Prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your
reply will give me room in Sourcing for a church or Christian organization
for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly
as I stated herein. Hoping to hear from you.

Please send your reply only through this my private email box or the
alternative:

(+234-8028-695-592.)

My Regards

Mrs Mario Douglas
IS URGENT


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Mrs Mario says...

My beloved One

I am Mrs Mario Douglas from Nigeria. But now undergoing medical
treatment in Lagos City. I am married to Dr. Davis Wakis johnson who worked
With Nigerian Embassy in South Africa for Nine years before he died in
the year 2002.

We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief
illness that lasted for only four Days. Before his death we were both
born again Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get
a Child outside my matrimonial home, which the Bible is against. When
my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $7.5Million (Fifteen
Million Five hundred thousand U.S.Dollars) with HSBC Bank PLC IN
LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for
the next three months due to cancer problem.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this Fund to you as a
better Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am
going to Instruct here in. I want a church or individual that will use this
fund for a Non-Governmental Foundation, orphanages Old people homes
and Propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is
maintained. The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that
giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any child That will
inherit this money and my husband relatives Are not Christians and I
don't want my husbands hard Earned money to be misused by unbelievers,
Hence the reason for taking this bold Decision.

I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I
am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the
lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any
telephone Communication in this regard because of my health, and Because of
the presence of my husband's relatives around me always.
I do not want them to know about this Development. As soon As I receive
your reply I shall give you the contact Of the Finance Trust Bank Plc
and my lawyer who will help you effect the changes to your name as the
original-beneficiary of
this fund.

I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my
shepherd my happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.
Whoever that wants to serve the Lord Must serve him in spirit and truth.
Please always be Prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your
reply will give me room in Sourcing for a church or Christian organization
for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly
as I stated herein. Hoping to hear from you.

Please send your reply only through this my private email box or the
alternative:

(+234-8028-695-592.)

My Regards

Mrs Mario Douglas
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