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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: "FedEx" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2021 08:01:56 -0000
Subject: FedEx Online Team Management......

Good Day to you,
We have been waiting for you to contact us for your long conformable
existing Package that was registered with us for shipping to your
residential location. We had thought that the UK National lottery
promotion gave you our contact details to contact us, it might
interest you to note that a letter was added to your package, however
we cannot quote the full content to you via email but we understand
that the package itself contain a winning bank Cashier cheque worth
10,000,000.00 Euro { 10Million Euro } As you know FedEx do not ship
money in CASH but Bank Drafts/winning check are shipped. The package
is registered with us for mailing by the UK National lottery
promotion, We are sending you this email because your package is been
registered on a Special delivery order What you have to do now, is to
contact our Delivery Department for immediate dispatch of your package
to your residential address. Note that as soon as our Delivery Team
confirm your information it will only take  48hours for your package
to arrive your designated address.
Note, you will have to pay a total Security sum of 270 Euro to the
FedEx Security Company being full payment for the Security Keeping Fee
of your package as stated in our privacy terms & condition page before
the winning bank Cashier cheque of 10,000,000.00 Euro can be deliver
to your door step. Also be informed that the UK National lottery
promotion wishes you to pay for the Security Keeping charges, but we
do not accept such payment just like that considering the fact that
all items & packages that is registered with us have a life time
limitation and we cannot accept payment that is not known to us, so
you are to send us your full detail so we can send you with our own
payment procedures for the security keeping fee of your parcel
containing 10,000,000.00 Euro. Kindly note that the UK National
lottery promotion did not leave us with any further information we
hope that you respond to us as soon as possible because if you failed
to respond until the expiry date of this package, we may refer the
package to the British Welfare Commission as the package do not have a
return address.
Kindly contact the delivery department (FedEx /Custom Delivery Staff)
with the details
given below:
FedEx /Custom Delivery Post Contact Person:
Dip. Jack Wills
Tel: +1 305  697  4846
Email: (
Kindly complete the below form and send it to the email address given above.
This is mandatory to reconfirm your Postal address and telephone numbers.
SEX (M/F):
Kindly complete the above form and submit it to the delivery manager
on: (
As soon as your details are received, our delivery team will give you
the necessary payment procedure so that you can send the payment for
the Security Keeping Fees. As soon as they confirm your payment of
270 only, they will not hesitate to dispatch your package as well as
the attached letter to your residence. It usually takes 48hours being
2 working day delivery services. Get back immediately with your
information so we can proceed with your delivery package to your door
Yours in Services
Mr.John Monk
FedEx Online Team Management.

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