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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: "San Diego International Airport" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:25:12 -0000
Subject: San Diego International Airport

Kenneth Edward
Assistant Inspection Director
San Diego International Airport
California 3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
CA92101, United States

Attention Beneficiary,

My name is Kenneth Edward, I work in a storage facility here in San Diego International Airport CA United States as a stock keeper. If you don't mind, I wish to share classified information with you which will be of great help to both of us. Before I proceed, I must seek your utmost discretion about this vital information that will change our lives forever. The reason I call this a "classified information" is because any mistake with regards to this information is capable of kicking me out of job but if well managed, We will be rich forever so i need to know if I can trust you enough to reveal this secret to you.

It all happened this morning during my usual routine check here in storage facility I discovered an abandoned shipment from London belonging to you, A scan receipt tagged on the consignment box revealed an undisclosed huge amount of money in a Metal Trunk Box weighing approximately 110LBS ( astrological sign ) With TAG RBT-45C as your consignment code number.

Reading through the file found next to the consignment clearly shows your consignment was abandoned because the Content of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee as "MONEY" rather it was declared as personal effects to avoid interrogation/security purpose also the inability of the diplomat to pay for International consignment delivery permit ( I.C.D.P) of $15,650 and the United States Non-Inspection clearance Charges of $3,700USD totaling $19,350. Currently, your consignment is still here in our storage facility waiting to be approved and cleared for final delivery to you. I write to you today because your email is the ONLY contact information on this consignment. I will send to you some official legal receipts found with your consignment which I believe was issued from the United Nation office in Nigeria.

However, to make my final clarification in regards to your delivery, I advise you to reconfirm your current details for a speedy verification/ delivery of your consignment to your current address. Once that is done, I will proceed to the clearance department to personally clear your consignment and proceed to your address for delivery.


(1) FULL NAMES: _________. (2) DELIVERY ADDRESS: ______.(3) TELEPHONE NUMBER:______ .(4) COUNTRY: _________.(5) SEX: _______.(6) DATE OF BIRTH: _______.(7) OCCUPATION: _________

VERY IMPORTANT, Be informed the reason i personally contact you regarding this abandoned consignment is because I want us to transact this business and share the money 70% for you and 30% for me since the consignment is still valid and not returned back to the United States Treasury Department after being abandoned for a very long time. As soon as i have confirmation from you, I will personally get $20,000 loan to pay off the International consignment delivery permit ( I.C.D.P) plus the United States Non-Inspection Clearance permit of $3,700 then arrange for the box to be delivered to your address or I can bring it myself to avoid any more troubles but first, You must assure me of my 30% share before i proceed. I wait to hear from you urgently if you are still available and ready to proceed. I will appreciate it if we keep this deal confidential for security reasons.

For any question please call, text or Whats-app me on my direct line: +1 518 254-5485.


CONTACT PERSON: Edward Kenneth

Kindly disregard any email that does not have your Reference Number TAG RBT-45C. Always include this reference code in any email sent to us.

Thank you.

Kenneth Edward
Assistant Inspection Director
San Diego International Airport
California 3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
CA92101, United States


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