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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. Mary J. Parker" <>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:53:21 -0500
Subject: Attention:Beneficiary,




We hereby inform you that the Scotland Yard Police, Interpol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI) United States of America, the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) of Nigeria and all the African Crime fighter leaders have come together to stop scam/Internet fraud in USA and all round Africa. We have
recovered over US$4.6 Billion United State Dollars from the people we have behind bars world wide.

Listed below are the name of fraudster and banks behind the non release of your funds.

1) Dr.Ransom Mike/Mr,Kelly jack
2) Ms. Carman L. Lapointe
2) Micheal Edward
3) Mrs era okaji
3) Dr Godwin Emefiele
4) Mrs. Sherry Williams
5) Robert S. Mueller, III
6) Barrister David Scott
7) Mr. James B. Comey Jr
8) Barrister Ucheuzo Williams
9) Dr. Patrick Aziza Deputy Governor - Policy / Board Member
10) Mr. Dan Rochas (I.M.F)
11) Mrs. Tanner Williams
12) Mr Wilson Norman
13) Dr. Godwin Oboh: Director Union Bank Of
14) Mr. John Collins: Global Diplomat Director.
15) Foreign fund diplomatic courie
16) Mrs. Jennifer Saldana
17) Mr Jim Ovia: Zenith Bank Plc In Benin
18)Miss Suzan
19)Mr. Smith D Huges.
20)Mrs Lillian Katumba
21)Barrrister Csaba Lipecz
22)Mrs Amanda Banks
23)Mr. Thomas L. Philip,IMF ORGANIZATION
24)Mr. Jerry Scott.Ecobank
25)Diplomat John Ruben/I.C. Express Courier Company

Our duty is to make sure we stop Internet scam and money laundering. As for today we have put a lot of fraudsters in jail. We go all over Africa to pick this
Internet rats,We have over 23,273 of them in our jail around Africa and we are still looking for more. We are aware that a lot of foreigners out there have been
deceived and lost their hard earn money to these fraudsters after promising them percentages in their letters/e-mails for their impending help to move funds out
Africa including fake lottery winning notification and at the end of the day, they will collect thousands of dollars from you without a successful end. It was agreed
that to retain the good image of our country and the rest of African countries, all the victims who lost his/her hard earn money to these faceless thieves will be
compensated with US$10.500,000,00. (Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars).

This we assume will help you to start a new life. Please, we apologies that you take our offer as little as it is due to the fact that (victims) in our pay list are
too numerous. We en-back on this pay back from the money we recovered from these fraudsters, So you are advise to contact Dr Richard Kelly and let him know if you
are still interested to get your Master Card to you today as he have been waiting to hear from you to help him complete this delivery to you. contact him with your
personal information below for the release of your Master Card worth US$10.500,000,00.

NOTE: You are advised to furnish Dr Richard Kelly With $450 and also your correct and valid details. Also be informed that the amount to be paid to you
$10.500,000,00.(Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars). We expect your urgent response to this E-mail to enable us monitor this payment effectively thereby making contact with Dr Richard Kelly As directed to avoid further delay.

Provide your details below and forward it to Dr Richard Kelly for the release of your Master Card.

FULL NAME.......
ID CARD...........

Contact Name: Dr Richard Kelly

Contact Email Address:

Phnone number :+1(209) 418-7053

Thanks and remain Bless

Mrs. Mary J. Parker

Supervising Manager.

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