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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: "TOOLS Tools" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:20:14 -0700
Subject: CALL +22969790395 FOR CONFIRM TOOLS

I am Nigerian Hacker called El-GHOSTA on forum. I am based in République du Bénin.

I spam fresh emails for GUYS online with my Spider Postman Software. My postman machine sends 2million emails to inbox @ a time within 40mins without been powered with SMTP.

Contact me and let me send your Viruses/Atachments/HTML & plain Format with my fresh Emails for you to get good REPLIES than to be wasting your money online buying fake tools around.

As you know there are many rippers online claiming they have fresh tools but end up ripping nigerian brothers all in the name of tools.

SPECIAL LECTURE: You can also learn how to get FRESH EMAILS, SMTPS, RDPS, WEBMAILS BY your self and do your things alone without paying fake ass people to avoid ripping. I can teach you how to get all this tools and give you all the softwares. we can do many things together to make money.

KINDLY CALL MY MOBILE NUMBER DIRECT for more ENQUIRIES. You can also ADD me on my IDS below for CHAT.

MOBILE NUMBER: +22969790395

Email me OR chat me on Gmail Hangout id :

SKYPE ID: live:ogala777_1

ICQ ID: 722270199

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