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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: "Mr. Charles Juntikka." <SATIS@GOZLUKSATISMERKEZI.COM>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 05.58.55 +0200

Charles Juntikka & Associates, LLP (CJA Law
30 Vesey Street, Suite 100
New York, NY 10007
Phone : +19406181545

Dear friend,


I wish to notify you again that your family name were listed as a
beneficiary to the total sum of US$4,600,000.00 Million (Four Million
Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in the codicil and last
testament of the deceased. (Name now withheld since this is our second
letter to you).

I contacted you because you bear the surname identity and therefore
can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance. We therefore
reckoned that you could receive these funds as you are qualified by
your name identity. All the legal papers will be processed in your

In your acceptance of this deal, we request that you kindly forward to
us your letter of acceptance; your current telephone and fax numbers
and a forwarding address to enable us file necessary documents at the
high court probate division for the release of this sum of money.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Charles Juntikka.

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