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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: "JP MORGAN CHASE BANK" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:54:22 -0700

800 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC 20006
District Of Columbia.
We have been informed this day by the concern authority to have your fund
release process completed otherwise, the funds will be declared unserviceable by the bank and consequently. It's confiscation. Kindly note that this funds was generated by the United States Government from the World Bank, due to rate of scams out there in Africa, the United States Governments has filed a case
against the Nigerian Government and all other African Countries involving in
scam activities, after the case has been taken to Court, the Law Court gave
orders that the Nigerian Governments and all other African Countries to
release the total sum of $20 Billion which was tagged Unclaimed Asset Fund.
There after the funds has been released from the World bank to the JP Morgan
Chase bank, the United States Governments has chosen several United States
Citizen who has been defrauded of their hard earn money, and your name and
email address was also found on our list.
The time frame is very short and technically, bank transfer is the fastest means of getting this done, so we have reverted to status. Mandate has been issued to a commission namely UNCLAIMED ASSET/ASSETS RE-UNITED, USA here in the UNITED STATES to effect this payment to you using it's traditional banking procedure, VIA WIRE TRANSFER and you are to contact the Executive director of JP MORGAN CHASE BANK for the release of the fund to be transferred into your nominated bank account,
If you are receiving this notification for the first ($US25,000,000) which is
on your name, can only be paid
upon our receipt of your beneficiary identification security transfer CODE
which is GN6720XN for clearance of the fund. Send it immediately to us for
instant accreditation of your proceeds into your account as listed below.
1) Your full name:
2) Phone, fax and mobile:
3) Address :
4) Profession:
5) Age:
6) Marital status:
7) Copy of your any valid ID card.
Ensure you contact Dr. Jamie A. Dimon with all your Full contact details
regarding of your Fund and get back to us for more information.
Dr Jamie Dimon
25 Banks Street, Chicago, IL 60610.
Reply To this Email:
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan.

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