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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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Fraud email example:

From: Assistance General Manager. <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2019 09:28:12 -0300
Subject: RE: I Have A Vital Information To Pass On To You Dear, Recipient------

Assistance General Manager.
Kona International Airport Hawaii
73-200 Kupipi St, Kailua, HI 96740, USA
Hello Dear, Recipient
I Have A Vital Information To Pass On To You Dear, Recipient
I am Mr. Melville .K. Turner, head of luggage/delivery storage facilities
(Operations,Delivery,Transportation)  here at Kona International Airport, Hawaii USA.
An issue was brought to my table which has to do with an Abandoned shipment from a Diplomat from Spain a Metal Trunk Box weighing Approximately 210kg.was found in your name
that's why i decided to contact you to inform you about it personally The consignment has been abandoned here for the past six months with no one to pick it up or
check up on it, the Contents of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee As "MONEY" rather we were told it contains some documents which has to get
across to you Asap to avoid Interrogation which might lead to opening of the box for physical search but when we scanned through we found out it contained an huge
amount of "MONEY" ..
A Non Inspection fee of $2,700USD.was attached to the box but the Diplomat from Spain was not able to pay the fee and we also found it really hard to understand what
he was saying because the airports personal translator wasn't on sit by that point in time so he kept the consignment at the Airport Storage Vault which has been here
for the past six months till date.
The Details of the consignment including your name, your email address and the official documents from The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation in Spain
are Tagged on the Trunk box.
Now the issue we are having is that a man came down to our airport a week ago claiming you asked him to pickup the consignment in your name he said he is a family
member and you were having health issues and you have sent him to pick up the consignment on your behalf so you can be able to pay for an up coming sugary which should
take place any time from now and you needed your consignment to pay for the sugary that's the second reason we are contacting you to know how you're doing and to
confirm if truly you sent anyone to pick up your consignment on your behalf due to your health issues .
However, to enable me confirm if am in contact with the  actual recipient of this Consignment as the assistant General Manager of the
Operations,Delivery,Transportation. Unit, I will Advice you provide the following required informations To Enable me cross check if it corresponds with the
address on the Official documents.
Please note that this consignment is supposed to have been Returned to the United States Treasury Department as unclaimed Delivery due to the delays in concluding the
clearance processes so as A result of this, I will not be able to receive your details on my Official email account. So in order words to enable me cross check
Your details, I will advise you send the required details to my Private email address for quick processing and response. Once I Confirm you as the actual recipient of
the consignment trunk box, I can get Everything concluded within 48hours before we will have it released to the representative you sent to us to claim your
I know you might have been contacted by a lot of people claiming to be me but i must say it's not me and it will never be me because this is obviously the first time am
being in contact with you to confirm i am real and not one of these people we all have been hearing about i have attached a copy of my national passport mind you we
are not allowed to do so but i have no choice than to do so just to convince you due to the situation we have here because if we don't hear from you any time soon it
only means you are truly sick just as we were told by the person you sent to claim your consignment and we might have to hand over the box to him to just so you don't lose
your life as that would be the last thing we will want to hear about
I wait to hear from you urgently  and I will Appreciate if we can keep this deal as confidential.
Please get back to Me via my private Email:( for further Directives
Thank you.
Melville .K. Turner
Assistance General Manager.
Kona International Airport Hawaii
73-200 Kupipi St, Kailua, HI 96740, USA
God Bless America

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