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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 Brenda Williams" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <bishopadamssmith1@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:25:37 -0700
Subject: Stop Contacting Them !!!

Good Day
 
I am Mrs BRENDA WILLIAMS, A United States Citizen, 58 years old. I reside here in Perth Amboy NJ, My residential address is as follows 482 SAYRE AVE NO,2 PERTH AMBOY 08861 Apt 305, New Jersey, United States.  I am thinking of relocating since I am now wealthy.
 
Well I will have to let the cat out of the bag and let this great news known to you, I am one of those that took part in the Compensation awards in Houston Texas many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had spent over $80,000.00 of my life savings while trying to get my payment but all to no avail.
 
After all this series of criminal acts that happened to me, I decided to travel down to Houston Texas with all my compensation documents as I was directed to meet with one Bishop Adams Smith who happens to be a member of the Compensation Award Committee in Houston Texas and also the founder of (GOD IS YES CHURCH). I contacted him and he explained everything to me in detailed informationís, He said whoever is contacting us through emails, Phone or whichever means are fake.
 
Bishop Adams Smith took me to the paying bank for the claim of my compensation payment. With great joy in my heart right now I am the happiest woman on planet earth, I received my compensation funds of $15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million United States Dollars Only).
 
Moreover, Bishop Adams Smith showed me the full list and informationís of receivers that has been scheduled to receive their payments but are yet to receive it, While going through this list carefully I saw your name, email address and other informationís as one of the beneficiaries, for this reason I have decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not in any way with your funds and won't stop taking money from you, these people are only stealing from you.
 
Right now I will advise that you contact Bishop Adams Smith, You can contact him directly on this information below.
 
 
NAME: Bishop Adams Smith
EMAIL: bishopadamssmith1@gmail.com
 
You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you all sort of lies as your funds is not in anyways with them. They are only taking advantage of you and they will not stop until you have nothing just like they did to me in the past, The only money I paid after I met Bishop Adams Smith is just $400 for a paper work called (ATL) APPROVED TRANSIT LICENCE that is the only paper work missing, take note of that.
 
(NOTE: TELLING YOU TO PAY FOR ANY DELIVERY OR COURIER CHARGE IS ALL NOTHING BUT LIES, I REPEAT THE ONLY MONEY YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY AND WHICH I ALSO PAID IS $400 FOR (ATL) APPROVED TRANSIT LICENCE CHARGE AS IMPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND YOUR PACKAGE CONTAINING YOUR CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT CHEQUE WILL BE REACHING YOU THROUGH THE REGULAR MAIL SERVICE.)
 
Once again I urge you to stop contacting those people for your own good, I will advise you to contact Bishop Adams Smith so that he will help and give you guidelines until your funds is delivered to you. Instead of dealing with those people that will be turning you around and asking for different kind of upfront money to complete your transaction, I will advise that you contact only Bishop Adams Smith
 
Thank You and Remain Blessed.
 
Mrs Brenda Williams
 

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