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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 Robert R Drachenberg <>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2021 21:58:21 -0700
Subject: Good Day Honorable Beneficiary

1239 BAY AREA BLVD. #205
United States

Good Day Honorable Beneficiary

Greetings from the Wells Fargo bank. This is the second time we are
sending you this mail in regards to your fund inheritance payment in
our custody.

Does it mean that you are no more interested in making the claim of
your outstanding fund US $2.5 Million US Dollars, of yours which have
a successful channel through ATM VISA CARD and up till this moment you
have decided to remain silent after I have personally taken an Oath
for you to secure this fund.

With all due respect, if you really know that you are no more
interested of making this claim of your outstanding fund of yours
kindly update me now to cancel this transaction since your negative
thought does not allow you to believe on the reality so send me a
declaration letter stated that you are no more interested of making
the claim so that I will cancel the transaction. What makes you think
that you will not secure your fund and have Access to the fund as a

In respect of your fund inheritance payment of $2.5 Million US
Dollars, we the bank authorities US Bank of Chicago IL, head office
will send you a new ATM VISA CARD that will accumulate your total
funds of $2.5Million USD according to the instruction from our
creditor department here in the bank today. After the board of
directors meeting held on the,September 1 2021 the total payment was
approved for payment to you in new ATM VISA CARD which you must use to
make withdraw of your fund in any ATM slotting machine around the
world with maximum amount of $50,000 USD in daily payment until you
cash the total payment of $2.5Million USD credited in your ATM

Meanwhile, you have to send the required fee of $150USD request for
obtain the Affidavit of claim Ownership in your transaction with
government of your fund origin been Federal Justice Republic USA, the
US Monitory Fund Investigation Union head office in Washington DC
capital United State of America will declare your payment free from
any money laundry and terrorism drug money sponsor activities to
enable our service have the authority of release the payment to you
and register it with US MAILING POST for over-night delivery to your
address within 24 Hrs.

Furthermore, Reconfirm the following information

Full Name......
Current delivery address..
Mobile phone number...
Direct phone number....

And here is information to send the fee to them because all modality
has already been worked out even before you were contact and noted,
also all we request from you is to follow our instruction so we can
deliver your ATM parcel to your address .You are advised to buy a
steam wallet gift card or iTunes gift Card of $150U and forward the
copy of the card to us.

I advise you to go now and send this Fee immediately without any delay
and update me because I want you to secure this fund as agreed and
signed. Send us the copy of the card once you bought the card so we
can direct it to the right office imposition to release the document.
And immediately you make the payment to them the document will sign
and your ATM parcel will deliver to your address without delay.

Please do not delay sending this fee Today because this is a last
chance and final conclusion you are supposed to receive of your funds
to rejoice right now with your family.

Yours in service.
Mr Robert R Drachenberg
Phone Call OR TEXT +1 (912) 715-6306 and this whats-app +15814224924

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