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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: "Mrs Favor Dickson" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:33:56 +0200

REF/PAYMENTS CODE:07754 $450,000 USD.



This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations To Central Bank to pay 150 scam
victims $550,000 USD (Five Hundred And Fifty Thounsand Dollars) each. You are listed and approved for
this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, Get back to us as soon as possible for
the immediate payments of your $550,000 USD compensations funds.

On this faithful recommendations, know that during the last U.N. meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was
alarmed so much by the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various individuals to the Nigerian
scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to compensate victims, the U.N Body
in conjunction with the Nigerian Government is now paying 150 victims of this operators $550,000 USD each
in accordance with the U.N. recommendations. Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in
Nigeria, the payments are to be supervised by the United Nations’ Officials and the Central Bank Nigeria as
the corresponding paying bank is UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA.

According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, half of the victims are from
the United States, we still have more 36 left to be paid the compensations of $550,000 USD each.

Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested as one of their victims of the
operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason what
so ever as the U.S. secret service is already on trace of the other criminals. So keep it secret till they are
all apprehended. Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for
scrutiny and possible consideration.

I will advise you to contact Barr. Armando Padilla

You have to contact him directly on this information below.

Name : Barr. Armando Padilla

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have combined effort with the United Nation
Anti-crime commission to alleviate and redeem the image and past wounds of foreigners and firms who
weredefrauded, scammed and abandoned by this syndicates to slight down our dignities to international

Many banks have been in bankrupcy today, Universal firms, Companies and individuals due to the activity
of these hoodlums. However, investigation have shown that these people have dropped over 500,000
victims after collecting their money falsefuly, many committed suicide and others living by the grace of God.

With the sanity presently at hand, we have over 500 convicts at hand, 300 in kirikri prisons while many are
still awaiting trail while We still fetch for others who feel they are wise and hope that you will be our friend
by giving us more information as per clue in apprehending them.

Once again stop contacting those people, I will advise you to contact Barr. Armando Padilla so that he can
help you to Deliver your fund instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for
different kind of money to complete your transaction.

Thank You and Be Blessed.

Mrs. Favor Dickson.

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