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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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-=[SPAM]=- Dear Beloved One "MRS SARAH FRANK"<email@example.com>
Your Investment Tranaction Mr Ahmad Yousef <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CAN I DO THIS BUSINESS WITH YOU? Victor Asiedu <email@example.com>
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CAN I DO THIS BUSINESS WITH YOU? Victor Asiedu <email@example.com>
CAN I DO THIS BUSINESS WITH YOU? Victor Asiedu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CAN I DO THIS BUSINESS WITH YOU? Victor Asiedu <email@example.com>
Your Investment Deal Mr Ahmad Yousef <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Re:Release/Transfer Notice for your due Funds (US$10,500,000... The Honourable Paymaster General <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Your Investment Deal Mr Ahmad Yousef <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From Mrs Rebecca Williams Rebecca Williams <email@example.com>
We Need Foreign Partner. Jacob Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Mr. Evans Chime. evans chime <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From Mr.Terry Anderson TERRY ANDERSON <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Hello "Miss. Anne Kouadio" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello "Miss. Anne Kouadio" <email@example.com>
Hello "Miss. Anne Kouadio" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
REF:- INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT WITH THE SUM OF
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MAIL FROM SANDRINE VERY CONFIDENTIAL / I AWAIT YOUR REPLY TO... <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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TRANSACTION hasane kabbah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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(no subject) khairur anwar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
get back to me for more information. David Attipoe <email@example.com>
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