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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: nadine williams <>
Reply-To: nadine williams <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2020 09:56:53 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Donation From Mrs Nadine Williams

I am Mrs Nadine Williams, I married Mr. Benson Williams, for 19 yearswithout a child  and my husband died in 2015. I'm contacting you so thatyou will know my desire to donate the sum of ( 6,500,000 Dollars ) that Iinherited from my late husband to charity, currently the fund is still in thebank. Recently, my doctor told me that I have serious sickness which is cancerproblem and I will not last for the next 2 months.


I want a person  that will use this fund fororphanages, schools, churches, widows, propagating the word of God in hiscountry.


Reply me for more information's, and also Send me thefollowing information, as per below.


Your full name ..........

Address ...........

Photo ...............

Remain blessed                                                                    

Your sister in christ


Mrs  NadineWilliams



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