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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: Senate <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:44:24 +0530
Subject: Contact Mr. Robert Peter via this email for claim processing:

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20500, United States

President Barack Obama announced the nomination of U.S. Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, calling him the 'perfect choice' to guide American diplomacy in the years ahead.

Obama settled on Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew from consideration last week. He said he expected quick Senate confirmation of the Massachusetts lawmaker.

'As we turn the page on a decade of war, he understands that we have to harness all elements of American power,' Obama said at the White House.

And he stated that your $50M will be release on your name in within the 48 hours as soon as you comply back White House with the follow information:

Your Full Name,
Your Country,
Your Direct Telephone Numbers,
Your Direct Office Phone Numbers,
YOUR Mobile Phone Number,
Your Correct Home Address AND ZIP CODE,
Your Office Address,
Your Current Occupation,
Your Weekly/Monthly Income,
Your age,
Your Next Of Kin Name,
Your Next Email Address,
Your Next Telephones Numbers
Payment Mode:

1) Bank to bank Transfer: Yes/No
2) Delivery of ATM Visa Card by courier: Yes/No

Contact Mr. Robert Peter via this email for claim processing:

Mr. Robert Peter Executive, Committee on Funds Payment.
Phone: +229 99922562

Once again congratulation
United States Senate.
text me on +1 (980) 222 4941

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