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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: "Email Administrator" <accounts@vmc1981.com>
Date: 16 Dec 2019 16:36:41 +0100
Subject: Account Final Reminder


 

WARNING ALERT

 

bixnfleisch Emergency Alert

 

This is the final reminder to verify your email account!

If you do not complete the below verification within 24 hours your email account bixnfleisch@joewein.net will be  terminated from our mail server!

VERIFY EMAIL HERE

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