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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: "Ms. Kristalina Georgieva" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2021 14:16:29 +0100
Subject: USA.REF:-XVGBN82021

>From The Office Of International Monetary Fund.(IMF)
Address:1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington,DC 20431 ,United States

Attention Dear Funds Beneficiary

My name is Ms. Kristalina Georgieva and By God Grace I'm The Managing
Director (MD ) and Chairwoman Of The International Monetary Fund (IMF), I
Have been trying to reach you on the email for some Days Now, I'm writing
to let you know that finally your ATM Card worth $10,600,000.00 USD has
been delivered through FedEX to Mr. J. Peter Perry Henry since Friday,
October 1, 2021 at 11:32am for activation, who works with the Federal
Reserve Bank where it is going to be activated before final delivery to
your home address. We apologize for the delay of your payment and please we
advise you to stop communicating with any office now and per attention to
our office payment accordingly. Now your new Payment, United Nation
Approval No; UN5685P, White House Approved No: WH44CV,Reference
No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No:339331, Pin Code No: 55674
and your Certificate of Merit Payment No: 103, Released Code No: 0763;
Immediate (IMF) Telex confirmation No: -1114433; Secret Code No: XXTN013.

Your payment inheritance fund is USD$10,600,000.00 Million. Having received
these vital payment numbers, therefore you are qualified now to received
and confirm your payment with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
immediately. We assure you that your payment will get to you as long as you
follow my directives and instructions.

You can use the tracking number with the tracking site below to track the
ATM Card to be sure it has been delivered to Mr. J. Peter Perry Henry for

Delivery Company: Fedex Courier Company
Tracking Number: 284383581700
Tracking Site:

You are simply advice to contact our Claim Agent Mr. J. Peter Perry Henry ( OR You can call him on this
number or text (+1984) 300-8483 with the below details as stated.?

Contact him with your data as stated below:

1. Your Full Name.........................
2. Your Full Address Where You Want the Courier Company to Send Your Funds.
3. Your Age...................................
4. Occupation.................................
5. Cell/Telephone Numbers...............
6. Country......................................

Note: The only fee you are to send for the activation of your ATM Card is
just $600 USD. So make sure you don't send him more than $600 USD. Your
card is already with him and you can track it with the tracking details
given to you above for confirmation.

Best Regards,
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director Of International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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