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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: "PETER JONES" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:31:42 -0700


I would like you to be my partner in business my name is Dr Peter Jones a business man here in London I am an international business man I have customers around the world. I am always facing serious difficulties when it comes to selling to America and Canada. They are always offering to pay cashier check which is difficult for me to cash hear in London.

I am looking for a representative in United state of America and Canada who will be working for me as a part-time worker and I will be willing to pay 10% for every transaction which wouldn’t affect your present state of work. some one who would help me to receive payment from customers in the State and Canada I mean someone that is responsible and reliable .Because the cost of coming to the State and getting payment is very expensive so I need a trusted person who can send the money in his or her name so that you will cash the money and deduct your 10% and send the balance to where you are instruct.

NOTE; All charges of the transfer will be deduct from the money so you are rest assured that you wouldn’t spend a dime out of your personal money. If you are interested get back to me as soon as possible via email.

Name; Dr Peter Jones



If you are interested do fill the form below.






As soon as i receive this information i will then instruct you on the next information.

Thanks for your co-operation,
DR Peter Jones

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