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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: Chase Bank <>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2021 08:45:59 -0700
Subject: Dear Beneficiary,

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Address: 162 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, United States


This bank write to inform you that we have received instruction from
the WORLD BANK to transfer your fund total sum of $10.5Million dollars
to you and after our meeting this morning we have decided to pay you
by online bank transfer, meanwhile you have to go to fill the online
account opening form as listed below and send back to us.

1, First Name:
2, Last Name:
3, State of Origin:
4, Nationality:
5, Social Security Number:
6, Passport No:
7, National ID Card NO:
8, Phone Number:
9, Fax Number:
10, Marital Status:
11, Gender:
12, Birthday:
13, Residential Address:
14, City:
15, State:
16, Country:
17, Zip / Postal Code:
18, Office Address:
19, Email Address:
20, Confirm Email Address:
21, Occupation:
22, Copy of your ID or Passport:

As soon as we receive the form we will proceed with the opening of
your online account here in our bank.

Thank you for using our online bank

Jamie Dimon (Chairperson and CEO)
Tel: +1 (917) 525-3875

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