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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: "REV. FERDA CENNET" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <revferdacennet2016@yandex.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:59:38 -0700
Subject: GIFT FROM ME

My beloved good day,
 
 
 
 
 
Do not be dismayed on how i reached you because i got your contact in the world business directory today in the course of my search for a sincere individual who will handle my fund, i decided to reach you because i know good people still exists and i have prayed to get one who will accomplish my heart desires,but before i continue, i will like to introduce myself.
 
 
 
 
 
My name is Evangelist Ferda Cennet from Instanbul in Turkey, I am a dying woman who had decided to donate what I have to a reliable individual who will act as I will instruct here. I am 68 years old and was diagnosed for cancer about 2 years ago.I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late father and my career to you for the good work of God, rather than allow my uncle to use my fatherís hard earned funds ungodly, I really like the poor to be helped.
 
 
 
 
 
I will be undergoing an operation in London and my doctors informed me that i may not survive it due to my excessive health deterioration. I want to donate my money to you worth $10,250,000,00usd, it is deposited in a secured bank in TURKEY, to you for the good work of the lord, the orphanage, the needy and to help the motherless.
 
 
 
 
 
My personal physician told me that I may not live for more than two months and I am so scared about it. I have no child of mine since my spiritual obligation does not permit me to marry.  But through this wonderful Bible verses,
 
 
 
Psalms 119:116 Ö.Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live, and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
 
 
 
Psalms 138: 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou will revive me.
 
 
 
Psalms 41:1 Blessed is he that considered the poor, the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
 
 
 
Two of my favorite verses: Philippians 2:27: For indeed he was sick nigh unto death, but God had mercy on him & that on him only, but on me also, less I should have sorrow upon sorrow.( I always say this in my mind).
 
 
 
 
 
Presently, I have informed my Lawyer and Doctor about my decision in WILLING this fund to a reliable individual and also my spiritualist Rev. FATHER Thomas Fox, you are to get back to me immediately if you are interested in carrying out this task, so that I will instruct you on how to get in contact with my lawyer and my account officer.
 
 
 
Lastly, I know I have never meet you, but in other to fulfill this which borders me most, i prayed and chose you and my mind tells me to inform you about this, and I hope you act sincerely, please get back to me immediately via my private email address (revferdacennet2016@yandex.com) with the following information.
 
 
 
 
YOUR NAME:
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS:
YOUR COUNTRY:
YOUR HOME ADDRESS:
YOUR PHONE NO:
OCCUPATION:
AGE:
 
 
 
 
GOD BLESS YOU,
Evangelist Ferda Cennet.

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