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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, 26 Jan 2022 00:45:34 -0800
Subject: Attention Beneficiary,

RBC Royal Bank Of Canada.
14 park ave Lac Du Bonnet Manitoba Canada.

We are to notify you about the latest development concerning your
payment that is left in our custody, besides, you are given a bill of
Sum in order to receive your payment 12,000,000,000 USD which we
didn’t hear from you for sometime now. Hence, we are now offering a
New Year BONUS to help all our customers that are having their payment
in our custody due to high prices. In other words we are now
requesting that you should pay only the sum of 100 US dollars to
receive your funds for your payment abandoned in our custody by online
transfer or ATM card if you wish so.

Therefore you are requested to send the fee 100 US dollars only by
iTunes Card,or Google Play CARD, amazon’ Steam Wallet is also ACCEPTED
because it can be redeemed to cash all we needs is picture of the card

Be advised that the bank has already created an on-line transfer with
the account that opened in your favor this afternoon in which the
12,000,000,000 Billion of your funds has been transferred to the
account that our bank opened in your favor. The on-line banking
account details are as follows.

Welcome! To - Royal Bank Of Canada RBC Secure Account Page Account Name

Account Type
Online Banking Account
Created Opened

Account Balance
2021 -11-25

12,000,000,000 USD
Account Number

Royal Bank Sort Code
6021253365 239936957
Country Ca

Name Of Bank RBC
International Money Transfer
Swift Code 053904483
Account Number 6021253365.

I will be forwarding to you the account logging details to enable you
access your funds online and proceed on transfer to your designated
bank account in any part of the world Or Tracking Number Of Your ATM
Card Delivery to enable you Monitor the Arrived of your ATM without
any further delay as soon as you update us copy of iTunes card of the
required Fee 100 Us dollars to take note.

Yours Faithfully,
Phone +1 204 410-1712
The President and CEO
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