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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. Zarina." (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:07:48 -0700
Subject: Legal Proposal

Attn: Beneficiary.
We shouldn't be in doubt over this because a financier will have 5% gain over the invested amount so therefore everything will work smoothly only when you're cooperation to us will be sealed.  I will be processing you're $56,000,000 transfer as soon as the financier reaches to us upon you're agreement but a $100 iTunes gift card or Amazon should be sent to us in confirmation to this agreement.
As a good Christian woman who's her happiness is to bring success on people having difficulties on their transactions because of financial incapablity over require charges.
I have brought in a good and able person who has less demand over her investment and she has agreed to finance you're transaction worth $56,000,000 with aim of 5% of whatever this transaction should cost her as long as she stand to finance it till you're $56,000,000 in fully transferred into you're account.
When agreement is reached between ME, YOU, AND FINANCIER whatsoever comes as needed charges to complete you're transfer that she will send to you directly maybe as bank draft or Cheque so once that's is received then you will be instructed on what to do next.
I'm giving you this wild opportunity because i need the best for you.
If all is noted and ready to move on,
Provide you're full details  such as follow so we can proceed immediately.
1) Full Name
4)Phone No
6)ID Card
7) $100 iTunes or Amazon
Yours Sincerely
Mrs Andres Cancer.

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