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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: "Ms. Cynthia Jester" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 12:31:05 +0100
Subject: Hello Dear Friend.

Hello Dear Friend.

I'm Ms. Cynthia Jester , I am a citizen of the United States of America, 55 years Old. I reside here in Kansas . My residential address is as follows. 1018 cedar point circle, Rose Hill, Kansas 67133 United States of America, I'm one of those that took part in the Facebook lottery and Compensation payment in 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, 94025, many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $69,000, trying to claim my payment all to no avail.

So I decided to travel to WASHINGTON D.C with all my Facebook lottery and compensation documents, And I was directed by the ( F B I) Director to contact JP Morgan Chase/CEO James Dimon, who his a representative of the ( F B I ) and a member of the COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE, currently in New York which i did contacted him. JP Morgan Chase/CEO James Dimon explained as followed, He said whosoever is contacting us through emails are his an impostor and fake.

To my greatest surprise it only took 48hours to remit from JP Morgan Chase bank to my corresponding bank account for the claim of my Facebook lottery and Compensation payment, Right now I'm the most happiest woman on earth because I have received my Facebook lottery and compensation funds of $2.5 Million US Dollars Moreover,JP Morgan Chase/CEO James Dimon, showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your Email as one of the beneficiaries, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those impostors, they are in possession of your fund, they are only extorting money out of you.

I will advise you to contact JPMorgan Chase/CEO James Dimon,You have to contact him directly on this information below.


Name : JP Morgan Chase/CEO James Dimon


You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and they are only taking advantage of you. The only money I paid after I met with JP Morgan Chase/CEO James Dimon was just $445 usd for the paper works, take note of that. Once again stop contacting those people, I will advise you to contact JP Morgan Chase/CEO James Dimon so he can help you to Deliver your fund instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money to complete your transaction.

Thank You and Be Blessed.
Ms. Cynthia Jester
1018 cedar point circle,
Rose Hill, kansas 67133.
United States Of America

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