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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 13:23:45 +0100
Subject: Attention;Beneficiary reply with this code (CTK2022) YOUR TRANSFER

( I.M.F ) Head Office
Senior Resident Representative
#1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20431 USA.

Attention ; Beneficiary

This is to inform you of a very important information which will be of
great help to you from all the difficulties you have been in getting
your over due payment, due to excessive demands from you by both
corrupt Bank officials and Courier Companies which made your fund
remain unpaid to you.

now, as a new IMF appointee I am Ms.Kristalina Georgieva, a high
office executive director of the
International Monetary Fund (IMF). this may interest you to know that
have reached our office by so many correspondences on the way which
people like you are treated by Various Banks and Courier
Companies/Diplomat across Europe to Africa and Asia /America. We have
decided to put a stop to that nonsense.

All Governmental and Non-Governmental prostates, NGOs, Finance Banks,
Security Companies and Courier companies which have been in contract
with your fund transfer had been instructed to back off from your
transaction and you are advise to stop responding to them anymore
since the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have taken directly in
charge of your payment.

Note that Your transfer information appeared in our payment schedule
list of beneficiaries that will receive their funds in this first
payment of the year because we only transfer fund twice in a year
according to our banking regulation. We apologize for the delay of
your payment and please stop communicating with any office now
withoutour directives and also you must pay attention to our office
for your immediate payment accordingly.

White House Approved No: WH44CV,
Reference No.-35460021,
Allocation No: 674632
Password No: 339331,
Pin Code No: 55674 and your
Certificate of Merit Payment No: 103,
Released Code No: 0763;
Immediate (IMF) Telex confirmation No: -1114433;
Secret Code No: XXTN013.

contact person: MR MICHAEL FRANK

Remember that your payment contract fund is sum of USD$10.5Million.
Having received these vital payment numbers, therefore you are to
and confirm your payment with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
immediately. We assure you that your payment will get to you as long
as you follow my directives and instructions. We have decided to give
you a CODE, THE CODE IS: *CTK2021*. Please, any time you receive amail
with the name Ms. Georgieva, check if there is CODE (CTK2022) if the
code is not written, please delete the massage from your box! You are
hereby advised NOT to remit further payment to any institutions with
respect to your transaction as your fund will be transferred to you
directly from our source. I hope this is clear. Any action contrary to
this instruction is at your own risk. Respond to this e-mail
on:( with immediate effect and we shall
give you further details on how your fund will be release into your
account there in your country.

This Office are hereby GUARANTEE you of absolute protection and that
your approved Compensation Funds via ATM CARD delivery is 100%
assured. Your approved amount of US$10,500,000.00. (Ten Million,Five
Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) by the IMF must reach you in
any of the above options best for your reception and please do not
respond to any email except this email above, so as you be able to
receive your fund from the right source which is this office that you
have already hear from them.

Ms.Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director of the International
Monetary Fund. (I.M.F)(CTK2021)
( I.M.F ) Head Office
Senior Resident Representative
#1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20431 USA.

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