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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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Fraud email example:

From: Mrs Murtaza Bhutto <>
Reply-To: Mrs Murtaza Bhutto <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:00:25 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Dear in the Lord,

Dear in the Lord,

Greetings in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I know that God will grant you the willingness and interest to digest this humble narrative may be as foreign to you believe in my story, but I know the reason and wisdom of the All - Almighty God, who created the heavens and the earth will humbly understood and agree paraprosseguir with my proposal, despite not having known or seen before, but I know the distance is not an obstacle to this divine mission.

Before continuing, let me introduce you, my name is Sister Murtaza Bhutto, Kuwait. I am married to the late Mr.James Bhutto, who worked with Kuwait embassy for twenty years before his death in 2008, after a brief illness that lasted for only five days. We were married for 25 years with a daughter ( Linda) who later died in a car accident. Before the untimely death of my mari qu er gone, we were both born again Christians. Since after his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.

When my husband was alive he deposited the sum of U.S. $ 3.5 million  with a leading bank here in Ivory Coast. Presently, this money is still in the bank. Recently, after my health, my doctor said he would not notice your computer to establish the next eight months due to cancer proble. What disturbs me most is my stroke sickness accident.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a man / God fearing that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein women, according to the desire of my husband before his death. I want a Christian that will use this money for orphanage homes, hospitals, CHURCH, schools and propagating the word of God Almighty and ensure that the house of God Almighty is maintained.

The Bible made us to understand that "Blessed is the hand that gives. " Took this decision because I have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are pagans and do not want my husband to be used by unbelievers. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in a profane. That is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know nde. I'll be on the Lord's chest. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that " the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace.

In addition, I will send the documents to show that the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Who wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and in truth. Please Screwed and prayer for all, tra utside Anything in your reply will give me room in sourcing another man / woman of God for this purpose.

Remain blessed in the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs.Murtaza Bhutto

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