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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: "Professor Itse Sagay." (may be fake)
Reply-To: <profitsesagay2@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:03:16 +0100
Subject: To whom it may concern 13/ 3 / 20171

To whom it may concern, My name is Professor Itse Sagay, Professor Itse Sagay,Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption Federal Republic of Nigeria. My reason of contacting you is in line with the desire of President Muhammadu Buhari quest to wipe corruption out of the Nigeria system. The president federal republic of Nigeria made a promise to the president of the united state of America in his first official visit to U.S.A that all foreign contractor and beneficiaries owned by the Nigeria Government will receive all their funds in his first Term in office without further delay. Base on this the President on his return from his U.S.A trip set up this committee of highly respected and Non-corrupt elder statesmen which I was made the chairman to look into all files and documents of foreign beneficiaries whom for one reason or other are yet to receive their funds due to high level of corruption in Nigeria. Going through the files and documents in our position it shows that you are yet to receive your fund even when it is clear that the said fund belongs to you and havenít invested huge sum of money in an attempt to get this fund release to you. Base on the above mentioned I decide to contact you personally and to inform you that your fund is now ready and all necessary arrangement has been put in place for immediate release of the fund. You are hereby advice to indicate your readiness to get your fund for more advice on how to get your fund, kindly contact me on the following Email profitsesagay2@gmail.com for more details. Yours Faithfully, Professor Itse Sagay. Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption

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