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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: "profcharles_slo@terra.es" <profcharles_slo@terra.es>
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:50:03 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: GOOD DAY



Greetings to you. My name is Ms Janette Livingstone. I am the Personal Assistant to a great Atlanta Physician and Philanthropist. Please check this link: http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/index.html I seek an interested person on an issue relating to money with a Bank on Trust. The issue invloved will be beneficial to all concerned and all legal issues related to it will be addressed legally. Expecting your response,through my private e_mail address:janette_stone555@yahoo.com
Best regards,
Ms.Janette.





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