Miss Young
What should I do if I receive a Nigerian 419 email?

There are 3 ways you can react:

  1. Ignore it. Delete the email and forget all about it.
  2. Report it. Find the domain name in the emailaddress, for example xcvmail.com. Inform the fraud protection team by copying the email message and its header information into a new email addressed to abuse@xcvmail.com (Note 1). The header is very important for locating where the email was sent from.
  3. Answer it. Have some fun as I have had, but realize that you are dealing with criminals. NEVER give them any personal details, and NEVER send them any money. Read about scambaiting first by following the links on my linkspage. If you want to send a short answer, see my suggested answers.
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Miss Young

Free email domains used in 419 fraud

Most 419 emails come from free email domains. Be alert when you receive an email from a stranger using a free email account. There are thousands of domains to select from. Below is a list of the most popular ones.

  • accountant.com
  • aim.com
  • aol.co.uk
  • aol.com
  • att.net
  • consultant.com
  • gmail.com
  • hotmail.co.uk
  • hotmail.com
  • hotmail.fr
  • lawyer.com
  • live.com
  • london.com
  • mail.com
  • msn.com
  • myway.com
  • outlook.com
  • rediffmail.com
  • rocketmail.com
  • w.cn
  • yahoo.ca
  • yahoo.cn
  • yahoo.co.uk
  • yahoo.co.jp
  • yahoo.com
  • yahoo.com.hk
  • yahoo.com.ph
  • yahoo.fr
  • yahoo.in
  • ymail.com


Feel free to e-mail me if you have comments to my website, or if you have any questions. If you have lost money in 419-fraud, I cannot help you get it back, you have to contact your local police.

Miss Young

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I have set up this site because I am worried for all those who are tempted by the millions of dollars that they are offered by the scammers. I hope that my stories will make them realize that it is all lies, although many of the stories are filled with names of real persons, banks and historic events, and that the scammers will use every trick in the book to get you to pay.

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Young There are also people that don't like what I am doing. Read about their warnings here.
Note 1:

Network Abuse Clearinghouse
Abuse can normally be reported to abuse@<domain>, but sometimes a different address must be used. You can see some examples above. The Network Abuse Clearinghouse can help you find out, what the correct address is.


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