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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: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:03:07 +0100

Bank Of America Corporate Center
Address: 100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202 U.S.
Payment Value: $36,500.000.00 USD
RE/NO: 002-BOA/0047/2022
Founded: 1928,

Attn Beneficiary,

I am Mrs. Christine P. Katziff, the newly-sworn Chief Audit Executive
Of Bank Of America. You will get more information about me here:

In our office today was the presence of one Mr. Jim Chilong, your
relation of 122 Fitch Way, Sacramento, CA. USA 95864 filing
application contrary to your pending Outstanding fund valued at $36.5
Million currently in our custody. The above-mentioned person visited
this Bank today with a Power of Attorney given in his favor by your
good self, granting him the benefit to process and claim your
Outstanding fund valued $36.5 Million Dollars for personal reasons. He
further Stated that the funds should be wired to the bank account
details below as you are currently sick and unable to contact us

Bank name: Bank of America,
Account Number # 12908576457
Routing Number# 121000358.
Name: Mr. Jim Chilong
Address: 1347 FITCH WAY, SACRAMENTO, CA 95864-3030 USA.

Our management have asked Mr. Jim Chilong to return back to the Bank
within 48 hours to enable us to have a personal confirmation from you
being hitherto the beneficiary. We are sorry to have delayed your
instruction in giving out this fund since we must adhere to the advise
of this honorable bank by making sure this request is verified and
confirmed by the beneficiary and his existing attorney. You are advice
to get back to this office immediately for clarifications on this
matter as we shall be available 24 Hrs to speak with you and give you
the necessary guidelines on how to ensure that your fund is wired to
you immediately. Kindly reply this email with the below details
enclosed to help us process your payment,

Your Full Name: _____________
Your Contact House Address: _____
Name of City of Residence: _________
Country: _____________
Direct and Mobile Telephone Number: ______
Working Identity /Passport: ________
AGE: _______________
OCCUPATION: ___________
Banking details: ___________

Please do provide the above information accurately, because this
office cannot afford to be held liable for any wrong transfer of funds
or liability of funds credited into an unknown account. As soon as the
above mentioned details are received, your payment will be made to you
immediately. Your immediate response with your information to enable
this bank proceeds with the transfer of your approved fund and serve
you better as we were directed by the U.S Government.

Your confirmation to the above will be appreciated. We look forward to
hearing from you soon. I await your urgent response.

Thank you.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Christine P. Katziff,
Chief Audit Executive Officer,
Head, Foreign Operations
Bank Of America Office
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