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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: "GEORGE MARCUS" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:59:30 -0400

Attn: Sometimes,

ASI do wonder if you are really, really with your senses.
How Could you keep trusting people and at the end you will loose your hard Earned money, or are you being deceived by their

big names? They Impersonate on many offices, claiming to be Governors, Directors/Chairmen of one Office or the other. Their

game plan is only just to extort your hard Earned money.

Now, the question is how long you will continue to be Deceived? Sometimes, they will issue you fake check, introduce you to

fake Diplomatic delivery, un-existing on-line banking and they will also fake wire transfer of Your fund with Payment Stop

Order and even send you fake atm cards etc. Anyway, by the virtue of my position I have been following this Transaction

from inception and all your efforts towards realizing the Fund.

More often than not, I sit down and laugh at your ignorance and That of those who claim they are assisting you, it is very

unfortunate That at the end you loose. Although, I don't blame you because you are Not here in Nigeria to witness the

processing of your payment in Nigeria.The problem you are having is that you been told the whole truth About this

transaction and it is because of this truth they decided to Be extorting your money. The most annoying part is even

fraudsters Have really taken advantage of this opportunity to enrich them selves At your expense. Those you feel are

assisting or working for you are Your main problems.

I know the truth surrounding this payment and I am The only person who will deliver you from this long suffering if you

will abide by my advice.

I also know that recently you have been dealing with people claiming to be the EFCC. They claim that they are helping you

and you forward all the fraudulent e-mails you receive to them. At the end they do nothing about the fraudsters. Soon they

will ask you to pay money to receive a compensation of $8.5M. Do not pay any money to them because they are only interested

in your hard earned money and you will never receive any compensation in return, they will always keep coming back to ask

for more money. Please I beseech you to stop pursuit of shadows and being Deceived.

Feel free to contact me immediately you receive this mail ( My Phone number (+2347060803746)

So that I can Explain to you the modus-operandi guiding the release of your Payment. Do not panic, be rest assured that

this arrangement will be Guided by your Embassy here in Nigeria. N/B: You are urgently requested to provide me with the

following information

(Full Name Address Age Telephone Number Occupation) Contact me upon the receipt of this mail if you wish to receive your

fund and stop wasting your hard earn money. Thanks and remain blessed.

Yours faithfully,
Mr. George Marcus

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