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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: "Mr.Michael Richard Pompeo" <>
Reply-To: "Mr.Michael Richard Pompeo" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:10:11 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Dear Beneficiary

I am Mr. Michael Richard Pompeo, United States Secretary of State by profession. This is to inform you US Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520.
Dear Benefit

Your ATM Visa Card will be shipped through Courier Express to your address.

I have made it privately with the Federal Security Agency (CBI) and other Security Agencies (CIA) and other Security Agencies in the Country for the year 2017 and 2019, we discovered that you have not yet received your over due fund. My first point of call since taking office to outright outstanding payments Accurred to Individuals or corporates with respect to local and overseas contract payment, Debt Rescheduling and Outstanding Compensation payment.

This is to make sure all outstanding payments are settled beginning of this fiscal year 2019. On Behalf of the entire staff of the United States of America and the United Nations in collaboration with World Bank. How

, from the records of outstanding beneficiaries, due for payment with the US Secretary of State, your name has been discovered as the next on the list of the outstanding payments. who has not yet received their payments.

Five million, Five Hundred Thousands of United States Dollars loaded on an ATM, Visa card that allows you to make a daily maximum withdrawal limit of $ 5,000 Five Thousand Dollars This

fund will now be be. ) ATM PIN CODE (7250) I have your file here in my office and it says that you are yet to receive your fund valued $ USD Delivered To Your Designated Address Or Your Preferred Payment Option.

We Have Perfected All Modules On How To Bring This Fund To Your House Without Any Problem, But Be Aware That United Nations And The United States Government Has Only Authorized My Office To Release The Sum Of $ USD to you as true beneficiary of the Fund.

Due to my scheduled schedule ATM card will be mailed to you through Priority Mail Express (DHL) to your designated address immediately you. White With The Fred Below Details Enclosed To Help Ensure Safe Mailing Of Your ATM Visa Card:

Your Full Name:
You'Re Contact House Address:
Name Of City Of Residence:
Country Of Residence:
Direct Mobile Telephone Number:
ID Card, DL Or Passport Copy:
Age and Occupation:

Contact Mr. Fred White immediately by replying to this email or emailing the address below:

Name: Mr. Fred White
TELEPHONE: +1 (620) 203-3660
WhatsApp Number: +1 (620) 203-3660

He is obligated to treat your case with utmost urgency as soon as you contact him and fill out your correct details including all reachable phone numbers for him to get in touch with you via phone and email.

NOTE: The proof document for proof of your fund has been packaged and sealed to be mailed together with your Visa card to your address. Court, states that; you as a beneficiary must be officially obtained the irrevocable LEGAL STAY OF PROCEED The LEGAL STAY OF PROCEED is valued at a cost of just ($ 150) please take note of that.

Personally, I am very sorry for the moment as the above-mentioned mentioned $ 150 is received, The LEGAL STAY OF PROCEED will be secured on your behavior immediately. I need all the compliance that I can get from this project. Thank you for being involved in this year's work while you are being involved in this instructions which are for me for your sole benefit, once again accepting my congratulations in advance.

Thanks for your cooperation as your quick response to this email notice with adherence to the above instructions Highly Anticipated Is.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Michael Richard Pompeo.

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