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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: "Catherine From DHL OFFICE" <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 21:34:24 +0300
Subject: DHL-Incoming Shipment Schedule & AWB No.2166495520 and New shipping detail

Dear sir
Please note that the following Shipment has been Postponed to JUNE 12 d=
ue to the coming National Holiday =

Pleas fine attached Revised Schedule & AWB No.2166495520 and New shippin=
g detail for your review kindly check as attached and advice if required de=
tails are correct or should we still amend it as your Forwarder complained. =

Best regards, Yumi ------------------------------------ ---------- =

Yumiko Fujimori =

London Shoe Make Co. Ltd. =

Tel : 06-6657-2356 Fax: 06-6657-3213 =

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