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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:

Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:11:18 -0400
Subject: Dear Facebook user


Dear Facebook user,%0%

The Facebook Charity team wishes to inform you and congratulate you for
appearing as our 2016 end of the year Facebook GiveBack Charity wins.

This is part of the total $ 1 billion (one billion US dollars) donated
to the charity of Facebook CEO.
Read more here: http:

You have been chosen randomly by the Facebook internet tie
administrator. The dragon administrator is an automated computer
program, which selects Facebook users randomly.

This e-mail is the final notice!

You are selected and entitled to claim part of the Facebook Charity

You have been approved to claim a charity sum: $ 1,000,000 USD (One
million US dollars) See below for your winning details:

Charity Amount: $ 1,000,000 USD
Character Number: TFB 12329317635197437-november / 2017
Ref Number: TFB 29501870209289 / US877

We appreciate you using Facebook. Due to you and other Facebook users,
Facebook's revenue has increased by 41%

How do your Facebook Charity claim donations

Step 1:

Fill out the form below:

Your name:
Your nationality:
Your current country of residence:
Your age:
Your phone number:
Your profession:
How long have you used Facebook ?:

Step 2:

Please complete the form above and send it to Facebook Charity Program

Contact Person: Karen A. Bauknecht
Tel: +1-920-234-6411 Extension 5

Contact Karen A. Bauknecht at the email address above, to begin publishing the
process of your Facebook charitable donations.

It is very important for you to maintain the confidentiality and privacy
of this notice.

In order to avoid unjustified abuse or abuse of the Facebook Charity
program, we encourage you to keep news private before you receive
charity money in your account.

For further information on how to claim your Facebook Charity funds,
please contact Karen A. Bauknecht to the e-mail address above.

If you want to join Facebook in charitable donations, you can do your
charitable donations here:

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