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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:
- This email uses a separate reply address that is different from the sender address. Spammers use this to get replies even when the original spam sending accounts have been shut down. Also, sometimes the sender addresses are legitimate looking but fake and only the reply address is actually an email account controlled by the scammers.
- This email message is a 419 scam. Please see our 419 FAQ for more details on such scams.
Fraud email example:
From: Rozanne Mondy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2019 17:14:37 +0000
Subject: ATP "Inquiry from New York"
From: Rozanne Mondy <email@example.com>
Subject: Inquiry from New York
Inquiry from New York
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Does the cost take up a larger share of the bottom line?
Have you made painful decisions around health care quickly, because you lacked choice or the time to wade through the policy information?
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Take 3 minutes to explore and leave a phone number, our specialist is ready to talk to you: https://www.thelocation3.com/getquote
Look forward to hear from you,
Address: 3961 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314
This e-mail was sent from a contact form on ATP (https://www.atp.com.mt)