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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: "Rev paul morgan" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 02:38:49 -0700
Subject: Attn my dear good friend Your Free Overdue Payment is ready to deliver to your doorstep But Only If You Will Agree to work with our conditions?

Rev Paul Morgan U.N inspector unit
ON Your free overdue funds
Newark liberty international airport.
Attn. My Dear Good Friend
My name is Rev. Paul Ray Morgan Director of Inspector Unit on United Nations Inspection duty link to John F. Kennedy international airport i am using this opportunity to bring this good news to you this month of the year 2019 for the betterment of our family's, through the glory of God who we serve.
My dear During my investigation here as inspector officer with the help of the airport storage keeper Mr. Cole base by name, I discovered An abandoned shipment boxes through a Diplomat from United Kingdom under ship forwarder was transferred from Atlanta to John F. Kennedy Airport to our facility port authority of Newark liberty international airport here in New Jersey but when the boxes scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of America dollars in a gold Metal Trunk Boxes weight approximately 110kg each.
The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly declared by the consignee as money in U.S $ dollars rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid diversion of the dollars by the Shipping Agent also the Diplomat inability to pay for the charges like clearance fee with other high charges warrant your former diplomat to leave this two boxes worth of funds here and run away but i don't know if he has another plan to deliver this funds on your behalf but God has expose him through me and storage office of this said airport .
On my assumption, each of these boxes will contain more than $4Million to $4.5Million each and the two consignment boxes is still left in the storage house till today through a registered shipping Company, Courier Service Limited a division of Tran guard LTD  from U.K specialist in delivery.
The Consignments are in two gold metal boxes with the weight of about 110kg each (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm). Effective capacity: 680 L.)Approximately $8million in 220k.g in total,
The details of the consignment including the official document from custom office in London in your file was tagged on the Metal Trunk box as abandon funds from your diplomat as next of kin funds to was inheritance funds and lottery funds ETC.
All i need from you now if you want to share this $8million with us is to provide me your direct cell Phone Number to reach you and your full address, to cross check if the address corresponds with the address on the official document including the name of your nearest Airport with your full name because I believe the money I have with me here can take care of the charges to deliver this two boxes worth of $8million direct to your house address to enable me receive our own share from this cash worth of $8million but only if you agree to work with our conditions,
Because other details is with the head of authorities waiting for you to send the required details to me for onward delivery of this cash worth of $8million us dollars .
All communication must be held extremely confidential because I can get everything concluded within 2 to 3 days upon your acceptance I will pave the way to your address for delivery as soon as I hear from you because I will use the little money I have with me here to process the delivery of this said funds to you,
my joy in this cool transaction come to be that i am working collectively with Mr Cole base the head of airport storage house where this two boxes kept here in this airport so I will use my own money to pay for the fees unless I run shortage of cash then I will not look back to ask you to help but for now I don't think i will need one cent from you to deliver this cash worth of $8million direct to your doorstep house address to enable me and you with my best friend Mr Cole base who made everything possible who is the storage keeper to share this $8million in cash without including another person because i am going to use my money to pay for the delivery charge,
But before I start with you I must get assurance from you concerning our 60% of total sum of this $8million will be our own share first before I will proceed to bring this good news to your family with these two boxes worth of $8million and as a Rev father and the one who have the fear of GOD I will not want you to cheat on me out of my own share please because I will not cheat on you in the sense that I am only helping you so that you will receive your overdue inheritance funds because through your file i found out that you has spent a lot of money for this two boxes worth of $8million coming from your inheritance funds without receiving noting.
but with the help of my good friend Mr.Cole the storage officer who agreed to work with me for 20% of total sum of this $8million will go to his account once i receive our 60% from you while 40% of this $8million will be your own share.
I want us to transact this business with full trust and cool to enable us share this $8million without being greedy please, since the shipper and your former diplomat has abandoned these two boxes worth of $8million here and ran away because of inability to pay for the fees to deliver this funds to you but now i will pay for the fees now with my own money because there will be a lot of fees to pay to deliver this $8million according to the head of authority so let us work as one family without being greedy over this cash worth of $8million in two trunk boxes so that i can deliver the funds to you and have our own share.
I will pay for the Non inspection fees with the clearance fee and arrange for the two boxes to be moved out of this Airport direct to your doorstep house address to deliver this two boxes worth of $8million to you, once we are through I will deploy the services of a secured shipping Company geared to provide the security it needs to your doorstep address.
Or I will use my hand to deliver this $8million by myself to avoid any more trouble or delay as united nation inspector officer with immunity because I am free to cross any port of entry  to deliver this funds to you.
But first of all before I start with you i will share this $8million 40% for you while 40% for me and the rest of 20% will go to Mr. Cole base the airport storage keeper who is the master minder of the delivery of this $8million,
So you have to assure me for my 40% of the total sum of this $8million will be my own share with your GODLY mind while 20% goes to Mr. Cole the Airport storage keeper and 40% is for you so let us leave the sharing as i said because i know that you have spend a lot of money trying to receive your payment but thank God at last your glory has come to stay through me.
Below is my direct Email address, waiting to hear from you with your good mind if you agree with our conditions as I am sending this message to you again and again for you to understand that this transaction is already done to share this cash worth of $8million with you once you agree to our condition as one family with the help of My best friend Mr. Cole base the airport head of storage officer.
Now if I may ask you this question have you ever receive one cent from all those government body's and criminals claiming to be in a position to transfer your fund to you from the day one? But by the end of the day you will receive noting but to spend more money by getting noting from them so I will advise you to stop contacting them from now on,if you want us to share this $8million among our self secretly because i am going to use my money to pay for the delivery fee to your doorstep so stop every communication with them.
This my Direct Email to reach me if you agree to our conditions
I will send this message to you many times for you to keep our sharing agreement solid in the sense that 40% of this $8million will be your share and 40% for me while 20% for Mr Cole because i will not be happy with you if you change our agreement at last when you receive this two boxes worth of $8million in your position.
Remain bless as we work together to share this $8million as one body and one soul may GOD bless you.
Rev. Paul Ray Morgan
Newark liberty international airport

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