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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: jenifer.estrella <>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:23:03 -0800
Subject: =?utf-8?q?RE=3A_URGENT_ORDER_N=C2=BA_41401=3A_OFFER_for__Spain?=

Dear ,

My name is Jenifer, and I work in Neoperl Ib=E9rica Spain. All the orders =
or requests that Nikola (from Neoperl Bulgaria), send you are for us, so, =
we are studying the possibility in placing the orders from here.

We are increasing our volume of attached products, and the market where we=
sell this type of connection is very competitive, so, the price in this ra=
nge is very important, so we would be grateful if you could send us your be=
st price, CIF BARCELONA- NEOPERL IB=C9RICA, taking into account attached vo=

I hope to hearing from you soon.


Thanks and best Regards,

Jenifer Estrella
Telf. + 34 93 861 1897 =B7 Fax + 34 93 861 1895 =B7 =B7

LEGAL NOTICE: This message and any attachments are intended exclusively fo=
r their destination and may contain confidential information subject to pro=
fessional secrecy. Is not permitted their communication, reproduction or di=
stribution without the express written permission of NEOPERL IBERICA SA. If=
you are not the intended recipient, please delete and inform us by this ro=
DATA PROTECTION: According to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016=
(GDPR), we inform you that the personal information and email address, obt=
ained from the data subject or of public sources, will be part of a file of=
NEOPERL IBERICA SA, with the finality of it send communications about our =
products and services and will be preserved while there is mutual interest =
to do so. The data will not be communicated to third parties, except for le=
gal obligation. If you wish, you may exercise your rights of access, rectif=
ication, portability and delete data and limitation and opposition to their=
treatment by contacting the address CALLE DELS CAPELLANS 3 (POL IND CONGOS=
T) - 08170 MONTORNES DEL VALLES (BARCELONA) or by sending an email to info.=
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wish to receive further information about our products and/or services may =
be unsubscribe by send us an email to , indicating=
in the subject "UNSUBSCRIBE " or "NOT SEND".

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