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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. Kenny Fihla" <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2019 05:53:32 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Dear Sir/Madam



Tel Number: +27-61-609-7347
Fax Number: + 27-862-415-298

Dear Sir/Madam


I am ,Mr. Kenny Fihla Investment Banking working with STANDARD BANK
SOUTH OF AFRICA this is to bring to your notice that my office has
taking over all the money Transaction originated from any part of
African, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, USA, Australia, European
countries as Contract payment, Fund inheritance or Lottery Winning due
to Unauthorized/incapability of financial Institutions/security
companies In releasing such sum of $30.500,000.00 ( THIRTY MILLION

I am here to inform you that we have been authorized by the
international Monetary Fund in conjunction with the World Bank to
investigate the unnecessary delay of your Outstanding Contract
Payment. We have also been empowered to recommend and approve your
claims for payment if certified as genuine.

During the course of our investigation, we discovered with dismay that
your payment has been unnecessarily delayed by some corrupt officials
of the Bank who are Trying to divert the beneficiaries' Fund into
their private accounts.

Hence Your Name appears as one of The fund beneficiaries whom their
fund was successfully cleared recently From Terrorist and Money
laundry and your money will be released to you through any of these
means of your Choice that will be cash-able from any International
Bank in your country been the only way you would receive Your money to
avoid paying excess charges.

This is your New Payment Reference No.-35460021,
Allocation No: 674632, Password No : 339331 , Pin Code No: 55674 and
your Certificate of Merit Payment No : 103 , Released Code No: 0763;
Immediate Telex confirmation No: -1114433 ; Secret Code No: XXTN013
,Having received these vital payment number,

To forestall this, security for your funds has been organized and for
the safety of your funds we have been specifically advised to release
this payment to you either by a Telegraphic Wire Transfer or ATM CARD/
MASTER CARD payment system to you. We have also agreed with the
STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA, Moreover we shall make this payment as
recommended by the United Nations. And be informed the Accredited Bank
is STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA. This is to avoid the hopeless
situation created by the Officials of the Previous Bank.

Therefore you are qualified now to received and confirm your payment
with us immediately you reconfirm your Full Information to us.

Kindly re-confirm to me the followings:

1, First and last Name :...................
2, Direct Phone, Fax and Mobile : ............
4, Occupation ..............
5, Your Bank Details. .................
6, A copy of your Driving License or International Passport: .........

Mr.Kenny Fihla
Head Corporate Banking Transactional Products & Services
Standard Bank Group Limited Jhb Branch South Africa
Chief Executive Officer & Transfer Services Manager
Standard bank Jhb Branch South Africa.
Office Line: +27-61-609-7347
Fax Line :+ +27-862-415-298kevin1
International Banking Division
Visit Chief Executive Officer & Transfer Services Board of directors at

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