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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: "UNCC" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2019 01:44:51 -0700
Subject: Dear Beneficiary,

Dear Beneficiary,
FROM UNITED NATIONS, we wish to notify you as a beneficiary of $7.5million USD in compensation from International Monetary Fund (IMF) European cooperate Office have received all the overdue outstanding payments owed to the following: firms, contractors, inheritance, next of kin ,Super Hurricane sandy and lottery beneficiaries that was originated from Africa, Europe, Americans, Asia including Middle East. Among the list are
individuals and companies that their unpaid funds have been located to our authorized official paying bank,
Your E-mail appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a payment of $7.5million USD and has been approved already as concluded by the (IMF) Chapter and United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) based on the agreement reached by the European Union and the United Nations Policy Maker Unit under IMF payment constitution and the World Economic Development Forum Annual Meeting held in LONDON to erase debt owed by African banks ,
other several international banks world wide as it has been backed by one of the main international lenders IMF (International Monetary Fund) and United Nations Compensation Commission(UNCC)through Debt Relief and Settlement Package.
This effort is to help tackle world financial crisis which resulted in global rescission's in the entire world financial system since the European Economic have a great remarks in growth statistics shows.You are requested to get back to this office for verification and immediate approval of your fund release.
Your full name
Your current postal address
Your phone
fax number
Total amount expecting: $7 5million USD
Photocopy of your Identification proof
This development is as result of the effort made by United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) European Central Bank / the European Council to this relief and any negligence and undermining of this message may result confiscation of your awaiting Outstanding Fund .We are directed to compensate you as it is stipulated in Section B act 4 of United Nations Compensation Commission(UNCC)
Yours in service,
Rev Jerry Douglas
Contact Phone; +229 98701061

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