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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:

Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 02:16:24 -0700

You are welcome to desk of Chief Hon,Jeff Robert Carl the inspector
general of International Interpol Police Force Investigating Benin
Chief Hon,Jeff Robert Carl the inspector general

We are Working towards a corruption-free world by promoting and
defending integrity, justice and the rule of law! Mission statement of
the International Anti-Corruption Academy, We cover West African


My name is Chief Hon, Jeff Robert Carl the inspector general of
International Interpol Police Force Investigating Benin Republic.

We are here to let you know that those officials whom are delaying
your funds not to be sent to you since has been arrested by this
Interpol Police Force Office.

Now contact us with below information and you will get your funds the
sum of $10.5 Millions within 72 hours of your contact to us.

This is to inform you the government of this country Benin Republic is
sending you the sum of US$10 Millions which you were supposed to
receive, which was lost before, because we arrested some scammers for
a criminal act which is against our law and they are confessing since.

The government is rewarding these funds to you as compensation for the
past! One of them gave us your email address which we used to contact
you now! If you are the person, please comply immediately.

Today the president of this country, His Excellency Patrice Talon has
set aside the sum of $500.000.00 US to make it $10.5 Millions (Ten
Million Five Hundred Thousand Us Dollars) and it in a consignment to
send to you through diplomatic inform of delivery . Your Funds is
ready now to ship out after you comply and the diplomatic agent who
will bring the consignment are now waiting for you to reconfirm your
address and telephone number and for your information, he don't know
the contact of the consignment for you not to expose the content to
him or any body side.

We have made a concrete arrangement with Diplomatic for a safe
delivery to your door-step once the beneficiary (which is you),
contacts us back to reconfirm your delivery address.

Note: That the delivery fee has been paid on your behalf to him and
you are advised to send only your reconfirmation information and again
to us before the agent will proceed to Benin Republic International
Airport with your consignment.

Please before we forget the Diplomatic Agent also need the Insurance
fee of $100.00usd so that he can insure the consignment here before
moving with it and you advise to do that immediately to avoid any

Here is where to send the Insurance certificate fee and it is to help
your consignment not to be stop by the Authorities.

Check this tracking info and see the delivery we completed before
yours through the help of United Sate Postal Service and it is your
own remain now to deliver, so comply to enable us complete your own
delivery and i am waiting now and your own delivery tracking number
will be giving to you once you pay the fee.


Receiver Name.......Nyle Ewell
Sender's name................
Country.:Benin Republic
Question.:What Colour?
Sender's Name............

Please fill this gaps and resend it here and remember that your
tracking number will be giving to you once the insurance fee is paid
by you.

Your Full Name.......
Your Country........
Your City............
Your House Address.........
Your Telephone Number.........
Your Occupation.................
Your Passport..........................
Your Male Or Female.....................
Your Age................................
Your Zip code..........................
Your Next Of Kin To Hand Over To In-case of you are not around when the
agent arrive..............

Please call our office telephone number once the consignment is delivered
to you .

God bless.

Hon.Chief Jeff Robert Carl the inspector general
Telephone: 00229 9076-1031)

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