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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: jim william <>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2021 03:14:39 -0700
Subject: call or text +1 513 438 2513 or email or WHATSAPP +2347012384957

WHATSAPP +234-7012384957 WHATSAPP or email

We have finally succeeded in getting your funds worth of
$80.5Million Us Dollars, out of delivery your CONSIGNMENT BOX Deposited
in UBA BANK PLC with the help of Barrister George Clement Attorney
General of Federal High Court of Justice BENIN REPUBLIC which act as
your foreign Attorney representative here in BENIN REPUBLIC.

So every necessary arrangement has been made successfully with the
dirctor Mr. frank william of the CONSIGNMENT BOX and every Documents guiding
your delivery is well updated so you are advice to re-confirm your
full delivery information to the director right now as he is currently at
unitedbankof africa benin republic branch ( cotonou) with your CONSIGNMENT BOX
he called me this morning to inform me that he has no time to waste
there, is waiting to hear from you about your reciving details

So the Information you are required to reconfirm to the Agent is as Follow.
(1)Your Full Name=========================
(2)Mobile Phone Number====================
(3)Current Home Address===================
(6)Nearest Airport ======================
(7)YOUR OCCUPATION:======================
(8)YOUR ID CARD OR PASSPORT:===============
(9)AGE =======================

as he is in benin (benin) right now
because of the to hear from you on how you want the funds to reach
you of the ATM VISA CARD.
him to misplace your address

Director General of uba bank of africa mr frank william
Contact Mobile: +234-7012384957 WHATSAPP
Contact Email:(
So contact him to deliver your ATM VISA CARD first thing tomorrow
morning possibly today, So get back to us immediately you contact the
director to make sure that your funds has getting to you without any

mr frank william
call or text +1 513 438 2513 or email or WHATSAPP

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