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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: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 18:22:57 +0100

Attention Please

This is to inform you that we have been working towards the
eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Africa with the help of
the Organization of African Unity ( OAU ) United Nations (UN),
European Union (EU) and FBI compensatiing $3.500,000 milllion

We have been able to track down some scam artist in various parts of
African countries which includes (Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Ghana
and Senegal with cote reservoir ) and they are all in Government
custody now, they will appear at International Criminal Court (ICC)
soon for Justice.

During the course of investigation, they were able to recovered some
funds from these scam artists and IMF organization have ordered the
funds recovered to be shared among the 3 Lucky people listed around
the World as a compensation. This notice is been directed to you
because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file
and computer hard-disk while the investigation, maybe you have been
scammed. You are therefore being compensated with sum of $3.5 milllion
USD please reply to this email ( )

Contact Person:
Managing Director
Calling Number Tel.+229-68542895
WHATSAPP contact....+22962067151
Email Address ( )

Since your email address is among the lucky beneficiaries who will
receive a compensation funds, we have arranged your payment to be paid
to you through ATM VISA CARD and deliver to your postal address with
the Pin Numbers as to enable you withdrawal maximum of $10,000 usd on
each withdrawal from any Bank ATM Machine of your choice, until all
the funds are exhausted.

The ATM Card with Security Pin Numbers shall be delivered to you using
Express Mail Service (courier) .Note: that you will pay for the
Delivery fee, I don’t know the courier cost of shipping the card to
you but if you permit me and accept the terms, then I can make an
inquiry from the courier shipping company to find out the cost
immediate Delivery of your ATM VISA Card. you should provide us with
the following details to forestall any mistake of issuing the ATM

1. Full name for confirmation.....
2. Cell Phone......
3.fax number.......
4. Address were you want us to send the ATM card to (p.o box not
acceptable) ......

May God Be With you

We advice you to stop all the communications with everyone regarding
your payment as we have short listed to deliver to you and now urge
you to comply and receive your ATM Card funds. Thanks for your
understanding as you follow instructions while I wait
to hear from you today.

Yours in Services

Mrs Joy Tutu

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