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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 Andre Wotti." (may be fake)
Reply-To: <mrandrewotti@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 10:26:03 +0100
Subject: YOUR COMPENSATION PAYMENT FUND IS READY.

FROM; MR ANDRE WOTTI.
UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION COMMISSION,
FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT CENTRE,
LONDON UK.
Date;23RD April,2021.
 
 
Attn;Beneficiary
 
I am Mr Andre Wotti Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West African states (ECO
WAS)international monitory fund affiliated office in London. We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in
Africa With the help of United States Government and the United Nations all over the European countries.
 
We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of West Africa and European countries) and some of them are
under our custody.
 
We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists.The United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State
Government have ordered the money recovered from the Scammers to be shared among 100 victimís around the globe. Even if you are not
scammed but you have a relative i think is a benefit to the family.
 
This email is being directed to you because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our
custody here in London  and with the information gathered from this Scam artist, we notice that you have been scammed of so much money and
have decided to compensate you with a little token to recover the lost of your fund. You are therefore being compensated with the total sum
$2.5 Million Dollars.
 
Since your name appeared among the lucky beneficiaries who will receive a compensation of US$2.5 Million, we have made arrangement to
register an Online Banking through our Global Bank, where you will have full access to your Online Banking Account Fund, to transfer your
fund personally to your Private Bank Account with no complication of things or questioning as the Account will be fully registered in your
Name OR preferably  ATM MASTER CARD, update us urgently.
 
 
Feel free to contact the processing officer Mr.David Jim Brown.The ATM MASTER CARD is much easier for you to receive your
fund without further delay, to avoid any delay or complication of things. With this Online Banking Transfer Processing also,
you can only transfer the Maximum Amount of US$500.000.00 daily/installment ally until the total amount of your
Compensated/deposited fund is transferred and completely paid to you.
 
So you are advice to contact, processing officer MR DAVID JIM BROWN with your provided informationís required for verification below.
 
CONTACT PERSON: MR.David Jim Brown
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS:davidjimbrown2012@gmail.com
 
Provide the information bellow to enable the processing of your Online Banking Account for deposition of your total compensated fund.
 
1)YOUR FULL NAME.
2)YOUR ADDRESS.
3)YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4)YOUR OCCUPATION
5)YOUR IDENTITY CARD ATTCHED.
6) COUNTRY.
 
Contact Mr.David Jim Brown with the information required for verification to enable him start the processing of your Online Banking
Account Registration or payment by ATM MASTER CARD.
 
We guarantee your safety and wish you the best of luck.
 
Best Regard,
 
Mr Andre Wotti.
UNITED NATION COMMISSION,
Special Representative,
UN Office,London.
Email;mrandrewotti@gmail.com

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