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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:

Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2022 14:54:37 -0800

Notification of payment by ATM Master Credit Card

We hereby officially notifying you about the present arrangement to pay you,
your over due Winning Prize/inheritance fund which you couldn't complete the
process of the released of your transfer pin code through the Digitized Payment
System. We have decided to pay your funds through (ATM Master Express Credit
Card) This arrangement was initiated/constituted by the World Bank, United
Nation and Paris Club. Due to fraudulent activities going on around the world.

The World Bank, United Nations and Paris Club introduced this payment
arrangement as to enable our Contract, Winning Prize,inheritance beneficiary
to receive their fund without any interference. the ATM Master Express Credit
Card was contracted and powered by GOLD CARD WORLD WIDE.

The ATM MASTER EXPRESS CARD is credited with the sum of
$5,500.000.00 USD (Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars),
it is already loaded in the ATM Master Card which you can use to access your
fund in any ATM Stand/location worldwide and remember that the maximum
withdrawal daily limit is Ten Thousand United States Dollars(US$10,000.00) we
have concluded delivery arrangement with the below courier service companies
and their delivery time is stated below.

ULG = 24HRS/$200.00

This company works with the United Nations Envoy and the world wide total lock
down due to the covid19 will not affect their delivery time.


ATM card/original certificate of weight :—–0.20kg
Bonded draft of weight :——————0.17kg
Total weight of parcel :——————–0.37kg
Color of Parcel :—————————-Dark Brown
Length of days :——————————24hours
Delivery Type:——————————-Premium Service
Delivery Status:——————————Virtual Pending
Customer Number:————————–FRAl45771001

Your parcel contains the following documents:

Contact the ATM CARD Department
Mrs. Susan Graham
Email to contact:(

Kindly provide me with the below details in your response to the my
email and let me know which courier company you would want us to
use for the shipping of your ATM Card to your home address as you
will provide below.

1. Valid Delivery Address:
2. Full Names:
3. Phone Number:
4. Occupation:
5. Age:
6. Sex:
7. Preferred courier service for shipping;

Understand that you will be liable for the delivery fee of your ATM Master
Express Card to you with any of the above courier service company.


Best Regards.
James D Dreibelbis "Jay", Managing Director

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