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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:

Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 08:22:59 +0900 (JST)
Subject: TRANSFERRED CODE=(BOA/200/105/09)

Board of Directors of Bank of American
and Chief Executive Officer.
100 North Carolina
Bank Of American North Carolina controlling department
RE/NO: 002-BOA/0047/2013

Attention !!

The United Nations {UN} has giving you extra three working days to receive your fund from our bank ( Bank of American) BOA or you will lose the opportunity for ever. So you are advised to yes immediately to avoid the cancellation of your fund, follow the instruction immediately for your own good and future

The Bank Of American North Carolina controlling department of the security transfer CODE which is (BOA/200/77/09), the Authentication section code of this bank concludes the verification of your file. After going through all the documents of claim received by this department with justification and verification from the global strategy United States we are completely satisfied and you have been confirmed.

The Bank of American concerning wire transfers of your funds. Your letter has been referred to the (JMCB) Legal Division for Funds (US$17.5 Million Dollars) Transferred code. (BOA/200/105/09). We are satisfied using Electronic Wire Transfer or Swift Wire Transfer and the rights and liabilities of using of electronic and Swift fund transfer systems are defined by the Electronic Fund Transfer Act.. The regulation, however, which implements this statute, 12 C.F.R. Part 205, Regulation E. specifically states that its provisions are inapplicable to a situation such we must ensure your Funds Transferred to your destination Bank Account between 5 hours.

Considering the volume of your payment, it is right for us to seek for the approval of some money regulatory Boards at the fund country origin which Benin Republic Government before we can carry out the Transfer of an amount of such magnitude to anybody, otherwise any such transfer will be stopped by the Authorities of International Monetary Fund (IMF), since your Transfer is Electronic Transfer or Swift Wire transfer is almost activated with our bank and the only thing holding the final activation of your Account are some certain Approval Documents from the concerned Authorities in Benin Republic , and for that reason, you are required to pay the Sum of $159 as this money will be used by the Authorities Attorney to Obtain all the necessary documents that will enable the final activation of your Funds.

Bank of American is hereby state officially that the required payment will remain the only and final monetary obligation required from you prior to the final transfer of your funds, hence any further charges will be our bank's full responsibility till final transfer of your payment is made to your bank account.

We awaits your urgent response to obtain the remaining documents through our bank Attorney.

In respect you are inquiring to pay Wire Transfer Electronic Transfer charges ($159) or Swift transfer ($159) [BANK B], under section 47--4A302 of US law Bank of American, a depository institution which wire transfers funds may not deduct any fees for handling the wire transfer from the amount of money which is to be transferred to your provided Bank Account

The fastest Wire Transfer is Electronic Transfer which only takes just 3 hours to reflect in Account, and Swift Wire transfer takes 5 hours to remit.

You are require to get back to me if you are pleased with the Banking rules for more information on how to make any of your choice Wire Transfer charges send for the your Funds ($17.5 Million) Wire Transfer processing to commence as soon as possible.

This law is stated according to section 35 and 36 of the banking sector interaction realm of our constitution and the outside world. Based on article of association and memorandum of association, the BOA controlling agency of United States and your happiness suits our stand and we will make sure that your fund is fully endorsed to your bank account as soon as you have comprehended with our instructions.


Your are to reconfirmed the (Designated bank account details for Electronic Transfer to avoid mistake or should in case you created a new account)

Your Bank Name and Address: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>?
Your Account Number: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>?
Your Account Name: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>?
Your Routing Number:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>?
Your Swift Code :>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>?
Your Cell Number:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>?
Your home address >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>?

UN gives you only 3 working days to receive your fund from our bank or no more so follow the instruction by send the $159 immediately and email us back with for the cashier information that the $159 will be remitted for the final transfer of your fund

Text Me Only to this cell phone number +1 (704) 626-6094 with the your transfer code which is (BOA/200/77/09) And indicate your name also.

Yours sincerely
Mr Brian Moynihan
Board of Directors of Bank of American
And Chief Executive Officer

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