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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: "Mrs Jenewari Constance" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:29:07 +0300
Subject: Your compensation funds.

Kind Attention:
My name is Jenewari Constance I am a US citizen, 65 Years Old. My residential address is as follows. 1124 park avenue St. Apt. #2, Idaho Falls, ID USA 83404, United States of America, I am one of those people that took part in receiving Inheritance funds and Lottery funds from African banks and European banks even from many lottery organizers few years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid different fees or charges of over $67,000 while in the USA trying to get my funds from those banks and lottery organizers but all to no avail.
So i decided to travel to WASHINGTON D.C USA with all my payment approval documents,and I was directed by the F.B.I. Director to contact a lady called  Irina Savchenko, a member of the UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION (UNO) & INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS (IMF) COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE currently staying in United - Kingdom. I contacted her in United Kingdom and she explained everything to me.
Ms Savchenko personally directed me on how to successfully claim my Inheritance and Lottery payment from the paying bank and right now I am the happiest woman on earth because I have now finally received my funds totaling US$ 15 Million (Fifteen Million U.S Dollars). Moreover Ms Irina showed me the full information of those people that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your email address as one of the beneficiaries and that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people because they are not with your funds but they are only making money out of you.
I will personally advise you to contact Ms Irina in United-Kingdom immediately after reading this message. You have to contact her directly on this information below:
Contact Person: Irina Savchenko.
eMail ID:
Contact her now and send (1). Your full names, (2). Your full contact Address (3). Your mobile phone numbers (4). Your Age and Occupation
You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you now telling you that your funds is with them because your funds is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing left with you. Once again stop contacting those people, I will advise you to contact only Mr Stinson in United - Kingdom so that he can help you process your payment through the paying bank instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money for fees to complete your transaction.
Thank You.
Mrs Jenewari Constance.


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