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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: "Mr.Amir Alladin" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2019 16:51:00 +0300
Subject: I am interested in buying properties and other investments in your country

Good Day,

I am Mr Amir Alladin from Syria, I am interested in buying properties and other investments in your country with your assistance, I would like to learn
more about your country's culture and other interesting lucrative business in your country, I also would like more information about theses projects so that I can learn more about the investment project in your country and clarify your plan.

I was a businessman in Aleppo before the civil war, My business has been destroyed by the war. Our economy has collapsed since 2012, there are no meaningful economic activities going on in Syria, and there will none for the foreseeable future even if the war stops today as it will take more than Four decades to re-build our infrastructure and our economy.

I want my daughter to emigrate to your country but not as a refugee rather as an investor as I still have a substantial part of my cash (US$48,000,000,00). For me, I am seriously sick for Eight Months now, I have Chronic Lymphoid
Leukeamia and cancer of the Bone Marrow, According to my Doctors I have no much time to live. This is why I found it wise to contact a business person in your country to help me since this country won't be safe for my 11 year old daughter

I wish for a prompt response from you regarding this email, Kindly contact me on this email:

Your Sincerely,

Mr. Amir Alladin .

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