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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:

Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 08:45:02 -0400
Subject: Business relationship !!

Hello Dear

I write only to seek your indulgence and assistance, My Name is Mrs Olivia Rita Morgan, a widow the wife of late Mr. Alexander Morgan, the personal treasurer and Special Adviser to Mr.Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former richest man in Russia and owner of the following companies: Chairman/CEO:YUKOS OIL COMPANY (Russian Most Largest Oil Company) Chairman/CEO:GROUP MENATEP AND SBP BANK (A well reputable financial institution with its branches all over the world). There is a business Involving Sum of $15,000,000.00.(FIFTEEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY). Deposit with Royal Asset Management Netherlands, before his dead. may his soul rest in peace.

And no body knows about this fund except me and my husband, but is unfortunately is now dead, On 15th January 2016. after a brief illness that lasted only two days, i am proposing to Make this business with you and with trust, i want to assured you that this transaction is 100% total risk, When we are through with the transaction, for your help and assistance, you will have 30% Share of the total money, while 70% will be my own Share, kindly reply me explaining your In tension, So that i will feed you with more details, if you are Interested and honest to do this transaction with me, reply me through this my private email: ( for more details about this transaction. and make sure you get back to me via my private e-MAIL: ( more details

I am Looking Forward to hear from you.
Yours Sincerely
Mrs Olivia Rita Morgan,

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