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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. Sylvia Wright." (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 05:11:50 -0400

Dear Beneficiary,

I am Mrs. Sylvia Wright. And I am a Canada citizen and i am 59 years Old. I reside here in 6371 London Road Richmond, BC Canada V7E 6V5. And i am thinking of relocating since I am now rich.

I am one of those that took part in the United Nations Compensation program all over the World many years ago and they refused to pay me. I had paid over $20,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment but all was to no avail.

So I decided to travel down to United Nations Heard Quarter in New York, with all my compensation documents, and I was directed to meet Barrister Klein Matthews, who is the member of United Nations COMPENSATION AWARD AUTHORITY and a Human Rights Activist (Lawyer), and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. He said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake.

He said who ever is contacting us through emails are fake, he also took me to the paying bank (World Bank. 1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20433 USA) for the claim of my compensation payment.

Right now, I am the happiest woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds of $5.9Million Dollars, more over, Barrister Klein Matthews showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and i saw your email as one of the beneficiaries who have not yet received the payment under CASE FILE is 00AC0F3 and that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people.

They are not with your fund; they are only making money off you. Therefore, i would advise you to contact Barrister Klein Matthews for assistance and inform him that your CASE FILE is 00AC0F3. Contact her directly via the information below.

Name: Barrister Klein Matthews
Cell Phone: +19253106519

You are hereby advised to contact Barrister Klein Matthews with the following
Information's below

1. Your Names in full.
2. Your Occupation.
3. Your Residential Address.
4. Your Place and date of birth.
5. Your Telephone and fax Number

You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing.

The only money I paid after I met Barrister Mr. Klein Matthews was just $550 for the paper works, take note of that. Thank You and Be Blessed. Mrs. Sylvia Wright.

Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc.
8910 Purdue Rd #555, Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA
BS, Business Administration

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