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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: official <>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2022 05:47:32 -0800
Subject: re

United Nations Organization U.N.O)
And European Union (E.U)
In Affiliation with The World Bank/IMF
International Monetary Fund.
Covid 19 Parlative office
405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017,
USA. Tel: (+ 1) (212) 963 ****


We are pleased to inform you that your email address have been selected for the

our corona Virus (Covid 19) Palliative which was set up 13 January
2020 to help

businesses and individuals whose lives and businesses might have been
affected one

way or the other

This selection was done randomly using available email address and Telephone

contacts available on the yellow page of international directories where your

email is listed and you were lucky for your email address to be selected

The total sum of $1,600,000.00 have been awarded to you which you will receive

through our affiliate bank First Green Financial Company.

You are here by mandated to contact the paying using within the next
72 hours with

the following details Full Names, Address, Occupation/Title, Telephone. age and

next of Kin.

inform them that you have been selected for the claim of palliative on

code detail Date of selection 22nd January 2022. Ref: 015xxx13UNOEU/2222

Send the above details to the bank directly for urgent payment

Bank Name First Green Financial Bank
Contact: Mr Dunga Luis

Mr. Gerald Abraham
Payment Reconciliation
United Nations Organization
Covid 19 Palliative office

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