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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: Commissioner McAllen-Miller <>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 22:09:51 +0100

Attn Please,

I am commissioner McAllen-Miller the director of international airport
Texas United States. Due to the illegal operations of fraudsters in
this country America our council with the united Nation forum has
established to help you and other scam victims recover your funds and
consignments boxes here in America. So far now, we have recovered
100consignment boxes abandoned in our airport ware house and another
50consignment boxes apprehended from illegal fake diplomats.

Due to the petitions received by the formal UN boss secretary
general-general Kofi Annan from all over the continent in regards to
the fraudulent activities going on in America sub-region with the
Security’s agent and diplomats who has been delaying people’s funds
and gold hold, consignments and valuables in their custody are demand
to be releases to their owners.

I am commissioner McAllen-Miller the director of international airport
Texas, McAllen-Miller commissioner of international airport Texas
United States for peace keeping, appointed by the new government of
(NDC) president professor Vickie Sutton, I have included Your name
into the beneficiary files of scam victims for release of 2
consignment boxes valuable of $95million us dollars and 85kilograms of
gold deliver to you from the cargo department of the united nation
diplomatic courier service here in 100 South International Boulevard
Progreso, TX 78579 United State.

The $95 Million is from the UN compensation/bailout funds for citizens
of UN member countries and citizens of commonwealth Nations for
Poverty alleviation during this economic crunch and recession. The sum
of $7 trillion was shared amongst 215 companies and individuals. You
were awarded the fund for investment to ease the economic crunch and
to be profitable and help others in need as a measure to ease the
present economic hardship.

So according to our agreement with the United Nations including the
origin of your fund in Benin Republic all our communications should be
on email for record purpose so you are advice to follow the
instruction immediately for your own good and future.You are therefore
advice to submit all your information for onward delivery of your 2
register Consignment boxes deliver to you.

Full Name.......
Home or office address......
Direct telephone number/mobile number......
Fax number.......
Country of origin.....
Please kindly note the below important registration details of your
(2) consignment boxes

The registration no………………………. gil/am/xxx21/0x
The batch number of the boxes……………….gil/ am/xxx54/0x
Security code number…………………… ..sfss/am942054/02
Serial no………………………. …..0043687/eb.

You are advise to act fast in receipt of this email to you and any
further delay will be the pleasure of the Unhrc to use your fund to
help the displaced people in Darfur and you are also advice to stop
any illegal transaction because we have place our net working on you
in any transaction you may likely participant on.

For further negotiation to enhance the completion of this transaction,
you will contact the united Nation diplomatic base (U.N.D.B) for
delivery of your 2 consignment boxes to you after you complete the
payment of $50 us dollars for the endorsement fees for the signatory
of the Texas international airport Authority .

Upon receipt of the payment i will ensure that your payment is sent
within 6working hours.Because we are so sure of everything and we are
giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive
payment/within the next 6hours after you have made the payment. Urgent
CARD) to enable us get this completed without any more delay

Best regards.
Commissioner McAllen-Miller
The director of international airport TX

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