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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: "Atention: Beneficiary" <>
Reply-To: "Atention: Beneficiary" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 00:43:59 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Atention: Beneficiary

Atention: Beneficiary

We have finally succeeded in getting your Consignment Box worthy of $5.5million out for delivery your package with the help of Dr JohnDagar Attorney General of Federal High Court of Justice Benin which act as your foreign Attorney representative here in Benin.

So every necessary arrangement has been made successfully with the Agent Mr. Frank William,for your package and every Documents guiding your delivery is well updated so you are advice to re-confirm your full
delivery information to the delivery Agent right now as he is currently at your City now with your package, As he called me this morning to inform me that he misplaced your delivery address which he has.

So you are advice to reconfirm your full delivery information to the diplomat and call him with this number +1(2393448119).
So as to have easy conversation with him and to enable you give him full direction to get your package delivered to you and
hand you over your package safe and sound, Furthermore you are advice to be very fast as the Agent Mr.Frank William William has no time to waste due to his flight ticket,

So the Information you are Required to Reconfirm to the Agent is as Follow.
(1)Your Full Name=============
(2)Mobile Phone Number======
(3)Current Home Address========
(4)Fax Number================
(7)Nearest Airport ==============as he is at your City right now because of the Searching and Scanning of the package which made him to misplace your address (8)A Copy of Your ID For Identification. attached

So contact him via his email address,
Contact person,
Name- Agent Mr.Frank William
E-mail Address (
Contact number +1(2393448119).So contact him to deliver your package first thing tomorrow morning possibly today, So get back to us immediately you contact the Agent to make sure that your fund has getting to you without any hitch,

Furthermore, remember the Agent delivery the package does not know the content of that consignment box is money, because the Attorney which represented you registered it as AFRICAN BEADS for security purpose
during the delivery, so unknown circumstances should you let him know the content of that consignment Box is $5.5million to avoid lost of your fund as your consignment was Sign and Stamp by Federal Ministry of Justice to
make sure that it is protected until it gets to you.

Diplomat Barry White

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