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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. Nathaniel Douglas" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 03:22:45 +0100
Subject: Your Atm Card Account # : 2033-0544-0031-1856

World Bank Assisted Program
Directorate of International
Payment and Transfers.
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal
Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Urgent Attention:

This is a true compensation approved from the united nation to compensate
you due to maybe you has been scam before and again you may be victim of
scam by wrong people who paraded them selves on what they are not so
because of this, the united nation approved the Uba Bank in Africa where
your fund originated to process ATM Master Card with valid cash of
usd$44,000.000.00 million in your favor in order to compensate you so that
if you have been scammed before this is a compensation and you will be
making your withdrawals from the ATM Master Card as you will be allowed in
making withdrawals minimum of usd $20,000.00 {twenty thousand usd } per a
day or every 24hrs from any ATM machine around you. Your ATM Master Card
will be delivered to your address through courier delivery services within
2 days. Please note that we are only using FedEx courier company,, as it is
the only company that we signed a contract with so we can actually monitor
the delivery, so many complaints are rising up every day, concerning the
inability of the young courier companies unable to make deliveries, we have
also learn that the Dhl company asks for security fees, IMF FEES AND FBI

My dear there is no such thing as that,, the only payment that the courier
companies anywhere in the world asks of is just the delivery fee and the
security fee, which is very understanding,, please you have to be very care
full in your dealings as there is no such thing as IMF fee. Or documents,,
the united nations has warned all the security agencies to desist from an
illegal act, as this fund is been sent to you due to the rate of poverty,
and as such no one has the power to stop your delivery,

For you to be safe, we will assign a special task force team to follow up
your delivery with the delivery lady so as to be sure that nothing happens
to your parcel, once you receive your card try to call this number and send
a the code i will give to you.. They will activate your card instantly.
Amount credit: usd$ million
Your Atm Card Account # : 2033-0544-0031-1856
Card limit per a day: usd$20,000.00
Expiring date: 12/08/2024
Pin code # :8221:

You are required to send me your full details such as :..........
Your full name...........
Your full contact address........
Your telephone/mobile number..............
Copy of your international passport or driver's lic............

Also be informed that the only fee you will send down to the courier
company is just the delivery and security fee.. Which is just $155 usd no
one dares to ask for any more fees. If anyone does, report to us
immediately, you have absolutely nothing to worry about this delivery, you
will be surpluses on how everything will work out accordingly, don't have
doubt at all ok. Everything will be fine trust me,

Your to send the required fee to this agent name through western union or
Ria money transfer or Money Gram .

Country. Malaysia
City...Kuala lumpur
Amount..$155 Dollars
Mtcn or Reference..?
Senders Name..?
senders Address ..?

Once you send these above information your ATM Master Card will be
processed and delivered to your address and you can as well move down to
any nearest ATM paying machine and apply your pin code # :8221: to make
your withdrawals without any delay. if you will be finding it difficult to
make use of the card, the lady that will be assigned to you will assist you
ok.. I am waiting to hear from you and your advice.. Forward your details

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