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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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Fraud email example:

From: <>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:16:15 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: we have Nigerian crude oil for sell .(seller mandate)

Good Day Sir/Madam My name is Mr Godwin David. I am the CEO Barry Lantern Oil and Gas Limited. I am a crude oil seller mandate. We have ATS to sell and capable of delivering all kinds of Nigerian crude oil without any UPFRONT PAYMENT (BONNY LIGHT CRUDE OIL, QUA IBOE LIGHT CRUDE OIL, AGO ,LPFO(AUTOMOTIVE GAS OIL) , FORCADOS) We have transaction procedures on TTT/TTO/FOB/CIF ON and OFF OPEC. Our minimum order starting from 5000 metric tons (35700 barrels) to 28000 metric tons (2000000 barrels) every two weeks. No deposit or upfront payment is required. We need potential and God fearing buyers that is ready to give seller BLOCK FUN , pre advice, MT 799, MT 103, or assurance letter from buyer’s bank. We are ready and agree to give PERFORMANCE BOND in the favour of BUYER that if we can’t perform as we said. Then buyers CLAIM our PERFORMANCE BOND. We don’t do any transaction without PB to show ability and seriousness of selling NIGERIAN CRUDE OIL. Beware of CRUDE OIL FRAUDSTERS that sample fake crude oil documents everywhere online for they are time wasters and deceivers. If you are interested kindly contact me for our CRUDE OIL (BLCO) SOFT OFFER contact me for more details on.... Web: Email: Skype: barryoil Mobile: +2348024729799, Whatsapp number: +2348131595373 ICQ:670884997 RC: 976879 Warm regards Mr Godwin David CEO Barry Lantern oil and Gas Ltd ======================================================== BARRY LANTERN OIL AND GAS NIGERIA LTD. Mobile number: +2348024729799, +2348131595373 Skype: Barryoil E-mail : Website : , CEO: Mr.Godwin David.

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