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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: "Mr. Christopher Wray" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <internationalofire@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 18:35:14 +0100
Subject:

FROM Christopher Wray  [Code SSSSFBI]
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.
WASHINGTON DC./United State Office.
FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET IMPOSTERS.
[Code SSSSFBI]
 
Attention: Valued Fund Beneficiary,
 
It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $10.5million due to past corrupt Government Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund. The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency Muhammadu Buhari to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals/contractors and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract/Lottery/Merit Fund/Inheritance and the likes.
 
Now your payment will be send to you by ATM card that will be coming alongside a custom pin which you will use to withdraw up to $4,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your bank account, because the ATM card will be registered with Interswitch. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Your ATM card would be sent to you via UPS. Because we have signed a contract with UPS which should expired by February. 21, 2020. Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from UPS website to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully.
 
Name :William quiring
UPS Tracking Number: 1Z388VT40193510200 (www.ups.com)
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Name: charles dick
UPS Tracking Number:1Z388VT40191983418 (www.ups.com)
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Name: Angie Moore
UPS Tracking Number:1Z388VT40194678976(www.ups.com)
...........................................................................................
Name:Jevaughn Barnes
UPS Tracking Number:1Z388VT40190533987 (www.ups.com)
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Name :Sharon Lee McCarty
UPS Tracking Number:1Z388VT40192092398 (www.ups.com)
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Name : Donna L. Vargas:
UPS Tracking Number: A3722239171 (www.ups.com)
..................................................................................................
Name : Rovenda Elaine Parsey:
UPS Tracking Number:A3722239055 (www.ups.com)
 
Note: Everything that will impede the process of transfer has been taken care of and the card is sealed and ready for you, to effect the release of your fund valued at $10.5million you are advised to contact the director of Finance Minister of Nigeria  Mrs. Kemi Adeosun with the information below, email: internationalofire@gmail.com  On contacting him do provide him with the following informationís required from you for the shipping of your ATM card parcel:
 
CONTACT
 
Name: Mrs. Kemi Adeosun
Email:  internationalofire@gmail.com
CELL PHONE +234805-480-7070.
Your full Name:..
Your Address:
Country:..
Sex:....
Occupation:..
Home/Cell Phone:..
A valid copy of your identity is also needed.
 
Thanks,
Mr. Christopher Wray
FBI [Code SSSSFBI]
CC: Federal Bureau of Investigation
CC: National Central Bureau of Interpol
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