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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: Dr Peider Mengiardi <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 03:55:06 -0700
Subject: Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland

*Swiss Independent Commission of Experts*
*Seconde Guerre Mondiale Commission Bergier,*
*Badenerstrasse 141*
*Postfach 7589*
*8023 Zurich, Switzerland*

*Hi dear *

*I am Dr Peider Mengiardi, a member of the Independent Committee of Eminent
Persons (ICEP), Switzerland. view carefully below websites for
* <>?
searchtype = People & sponsorid-06) 502*

*ICEP is charged with the responsibility of finding bank accounts in
Switzerland belonging to non-Swiss indigenes, which have remained dormant
since World War II. It may interest you to know that In January 13 2005,
the Swiss Banker's Association published a list of dormant accounts
originally opened by non-Swiss citizens. These accounts had been dormant
since the end of World War II (May 9, 1945). Most belonged to Holocaust
*The continuing efforts of my office the Independent Committee of Eminent
Persons (ICEP) have since resulted in the discovery of additional dormant
accounts 2700 in July, 2005.And till date more are being discovered which
you can confirm from the below web site:*
*http: //

*On the process of my work a dormant account is discovered during my
investigation with a credit balance of $ 17,000,000 US dollar plus
accumulated interest belonging to a foreigner who has no relative, the
beneficiary was murdered during the holocaust era, leaving no WILL and no
possible records for trace of heirs. The Claims Resolution Tribunal has
been mandated to report all unprocessed claims for permanent closure of
accounts and transfer of existing credit balance into the treasury of
Switzerland government as provided by the law for management of assets of
deceased beneficiaries who died interstate (living no wills) I decided to
write you as our regime is at hand for dissolving and all deadlines to file
claims relating to the Swiss Banks Settlement have expire on assistance of
our claiming this fund.*

*Due to the sensitive nature of my job, i need you a partner outside of
Switzerland to stand as a beneficiary for processing the claims. Being a
top executive at ICEP, I have all secret details and necessary contacts to
enable you to be validated as claimant and the fund sent to you without any
*All that is required is for you to provide me your details for processing
of the necessary legal and administrative claim documents for release of
claim amount to you as I will pay all the relative fees to the lawyer to
make sure you are validated a confirmed beneficiary and I trust his
experience and believe he will handle all the processes legally.*

*Service integrity, honesty and dedication to success is my primary focus.I
have worked out perfect modality to ensure that your integrity is not
compromised and that of mine is not compromised too as i occupy sensitive
position in my office and highly respected within the Christian community .*

*Many people who have full records of their relatives bank details have
successfully claimed their inheritance and paid in full. List of claimants
who have been paid are listed on the website for verification. Visit the
website below to see the list of claimants who have been paid:*


*Provide me with your full name, address, and telephone / fax. The money
will be sent to a secure account in your name, because you will be acting
as the next of kin to the deceased person and also invest it into a very
lucrative business in your country after claims.*

*Since I am contacting you for this deal and will bear mostly all expenses
60 per cent is for me, 40 per cent of the total amount is due for
will assign a lawyer to do that here on your behalf HENCE NO LEGAL LIENS OR

*You can find additional information about holocaust money through the
following websites:*

* <>,*
* <>,*
* <>*
*The below information is needed for confirmation from you for the easy and
effectiveness to the procession by the Holocaust processing center

*I find myself privileged to have this information and this is a great
opportunity for a life time of success. For urgent procession, the below
information is needed for confirmation from you for the easy and
effectiveness to the procession by the Holocaust processing center

*1} Full name*
*2} Full Address*
*3} Full scanned page of your international passport.*
*4} bank account / information.*
*5} working telephone number.*
*For increase privacy, send reply to:(

*Thanks once more as i expect your urgent reply via email*

*Dr Peider Mengiardi*

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