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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: "UNITED NATIONS" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2019 22:36:00 +0200

Dear Invitee,

UN General Assembly invites companies and organizations to participate
in this important meeting. UN convening a Five-day Global Summit of
Economists, Educationists, Administrators, Manufacturers, International
Finance, Corporate Finance, Researchers, Non-Governmental Organizations,
Religious Leaders, Community Organizations,lawyer and law
firm,individuals from the public and Private Sector from 12th August-16th
August, 2019 in London (UK) to assess the worst global economic down turn
since the Great Depression. The aim is to identify emergency and
long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis, especially on
vulnerable populations, and initiate a needed dialogue on the
transformation of the international financial architecture, taking into
account the needs and concerns of all countries of the world. You are
invited to take part in the International Conference.

Registration to this Summit is absolutely \"free\" and strictly for
invited individuals and organizations only. As an invitee, you have
received a registration code UN/CODE/67188/2018-UK with the invitation
letter, which grants you access to the registration form.

The United Nations General Assembly will sponsor free travel costs and
all-round flight tickets for all participant. Invited participants will
only be responsible for their hotel accommodation and feeding cost at
the Royal Queens Hotel.

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC)
Date: 12th August-16th August, 2019.
Conference Theme: Impact and implications of the global financial and
economic crisis on sustainable development & climate change proposals
for an integrated global response to the crisis.

For further details about registration form,visa,flight ticket and other
details, write an acceptance letter to be part of this event and send it
directly via our Summit Official e-mail together with your cellphone
number for confirmation.

Send us e-mail:

Or Call Dr. Pitt Thomas for more information +4470457 97796.

We look forward to meeting you at the forthcoming Global Financial and
Economic Crisis conference.

Register Now!!!!

Mrs.Kathleen Fitzpatrick
(Organizing Secretary)
Communication and Public Affairs.

United Nations-Nations Unies
Division for Social Policy and Economic Development Department of
and Social Affairs Room UK2-1324, 2 United Nations Plaza, England,

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