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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: Citi Bank of Malaysia <>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2021 03:15:33 -0700
Subject: Citibank Berhad Malaysia

Attn: Email Owner Online.

You should officials understanding regards to reference guess
US$45,000,000,00,that you been expected,since a couple of months is
now deposited to CITI BANK OF MALAYSIA,while the fund was deposited to
use it compensate all the people that failed into scams victims,and
your name was among recorded, you should be officials understanding
and specific that your details information has been received and
confirmed through our database proceed to set up your CITI BANK
Personal Residential Online Account, we want to bring to your notice
the simple procedure to achieve this aim with our bank under my
supervision. First and foremost the origin of funds has previously
advised in my initial e-mail was from the Compensation Fund depositor,
through the Malaysia Government, the total amount sum of
US$45,000,000.00 (Forty Five Million United States of America Dollars
Only) as Compensation Fund, your name and contact information was
retrieved from the short listed data on the file of Compensation Fund.

Please, take note that CITI BANK of Malaysia, have decided and agreed
together towards the actualization of the above subject matter which
will be conducted under a legitimate arrangement that will protect
both parties from any breach of law, to actualize this the new
arrangement, be well informed that CITI BANK Of Malaysia, would going
to opened Checking Account on behalf of your personal name and the
total $45, 000, 000, 00, to be easier transferred to the non resident
account. Meanwhile, the good news about your payment now is that this
paying have made a CITI BANK Of Malaysia, Checking Account Booklet and
CITI BANK Malaysia, Platinum MasterCard on behalf of your personal
name, which you will be use to withdraw from your non resident account
with this Bank smoothly.

If you try to recollect, you would remembered the stated amount and
the purpose of selection was randomly made by the Compensation
Fund,our bank stands out from all the presently distressed banks in
Malaysia to enable the payment of your overdue transaction that has
been pending for the past several months released. I want you to
clearly understand that, I am here to serve you according to the
instruction from Securities of the Malaysia in particular. Moreover, I
am not here to play any kind of joke with you, because, I strong led
believed that your Transfer would go smoothly,meanwhile, you have to
clearly understand that, before we can set up a new CITI BANK Of
Malaysia Personal Residential Online Account for you here in our bank,
the activation fee must be paid by you and it will reflect in our
database and your original account which was instructed from Malaysia

You have to send the total sum of US$200,00, dollars, to use it
activate your CITI BANK Of Malaysia Personal Residential Online
Account, this payment will be credited to your Online account before
we can fully remit the amount value of US$45,000.000.00 United States
Dollars, this is why it is important that we first of all receive the
CITI BANK Of Malaysia Personal Residential Online Account Activation
fee in our bank, which in turn would record and file the payment of
US$200 dollars,and forward the information to our office here in

Then an instruction would be issued out to that effect and the
information would be formally presented just as described in my most
recent correspondence with you explaining. Please, if you cannot
afford to pay this US$200, don’t reply back to our e-mail, we don’t
have time to joke with you to set up CITI BANK Of Malaysia Residential
Online under our supervision,finally,remembered to reconfirming your
full details information once again.

Thanks for Your Co-Operation.
Regards, Mr.Ying Chai
Executive,Citi Bank of Malaysia Online
Tel +60 3 2383 8585

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