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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: "From Mrs. Emilly Olivier Jackman" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 05:25:16 -0800

My Dear Beneficiary,
I am sure this mail would be coming to you as a surprise since we have never met before and you would also be
asking why I have decided to chose you amongst the numerous internet users in the world, precisely I cannot say why
I have chosen you but do not be worried for I saw your profile on the Internet, which has made me accomplish my
request. May the almighty God bless and see you through with this mission if you can carefully read and digest the
message below.
Before I move further, permit me to give you a little of my biography, I am Mother Emilly Olivier Jackman, 87 Years
old woman and the wife of Late Sir Jackman Olivier who died in a Plane crash on Monday the 7th of September 1998
GMT 14:22 UK while they were flying from New York to Geneva. Please see site below for more information.
After the death of my husband I became the Head of his investment and now that I am old and weak I have decided to
spend the rest of my life with my family and loved ones whom I never had time for during the course of my business
life, but before the death of my husband we had a plan to use the last days of our lives to donate half of what we
have worked for to the less privilege and charity homes and the other half for ourselves, family members and close
friends, and it is so unfortunate that my husband is not alive today to do this with me and I am very weak and old
now, hence I have decided to do this philanthropic work on behalf of my late husband and I.
Presently, I have willed out almost half of our assets to several charity homes and to some of the less privilege
in different countries. Despite the agreement between my late husband and I to give aid to the deprived, we also
agreed to render support to an individual we have not meet before in life due to the fact when we were still young
in life we receive an anonymous help from an individual we did not know and which we have not being able to know
till date, the impact we got from such gesture made us to do same.
I am sorry to inform you that you will never have the chance to know me because I have just concluded the
assignment which my husband and I have agreed upon before his sudden death and you happened to be the beneficiary
of our last WILL, irrespective of your previous financial status, hence I need you to do me a favor by accepting
our offer that will cost you nothing.
I have presently deposited a Cheque in the sum of $5,800,000.00 United States Dollars with DHL express to deliver
to you, what you have to do now is to contact the DHL COURIER SERVICE as soon as possible to know when they will
deliver your package to you because of the expiring date.
I only made the deposit with your EMAIL ADDRESS and SECURITY KEEPING CODE (SCT/0433/F) because I do not know your
name and the address you would want to receive the parcel with. I couldn't find them on net while browsing your
profile if not I would have given it to DHL for immediate and fast delivery of this parcel to you.
For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance Premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the
cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.
You have to contact the DHL COURIER SERVICE, NIGERIA now for the delivery of the cheque with this information
Contact Email Addreess:( )
Phone Number::+234-70533508057
Again, you are not to pay for the delivering Charge, the Insurance premium and the Clearance Certificate Fee of the
Cheque because I have already paid for them, the only money you are expected to pay is $170 United States Dollars
for the security keeping of the cheque so far.
I would have paid the fee but the company insisted that I should not because they don't know when you will be
contacting them and to avoid demurrage or further cost.
You are to reconfirm the below information to them to avoid any mistake on the Delivery.
Full Names:
Postal address;
Direct telephone number
Below is the security keeping code: (SCT/0433/F) of the draft, you are to also present it to them for verification
before delivery.
Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember
to ask them to provide you with the method they wish to use in receiving their security keeping fee of $170 United
States Dollars for their immediate action.
Note: Please I do not want you to thank me or my husband all I need you to do is, When you get this fund, use ONLY
800.000.00 (Eight hundred thousand United States Dollars) for your effort and USE THE REST OF THIS FUND FOR CHARITY
Yours Faithfully
Mrs.Emilly Olivier Jackman

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