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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: Mr.David Jim Brown. <info@david.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:23:04 +0100
Subject: YOUR COMPENSATION PAYMENT FUND IS READY.

FROM;Mr.David Jim Brown.
UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION COMMISSION,
FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT CENTER,
LONDON UK.
 
 
Attn;Beneficiary
 
I am  Mr.David Jim Brown  Special Representative of the
Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West African states
(ECO WAS)international monitory fund affiliated office in London. We
have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam
Artists in Africa With the help of United States Government and the
United Nations all over the European countries.We have been able to
track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of West Africa
and European countries) and some of them are under our custody.
 
We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists.The
United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State Government
have ordered the money recovered from the Scammers to be shared among
100 victimís around the globe. Even if you are not
scammed but you have a relative i think is a benefit to the family.
 
This email is being directed to you because your email address was
found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our
custody here in London  and with the information gathered from this
Scam artist, we notice that you have been scammed of so much money and
have decided to compensate you with a little token to recover the lost
of your fund. You are therefore being compensated with the total sum
$2.5 Million Dollars.
 
Since your name appeared among the lucky beneficiaries who will
receive a compensation of US$2.5 Million, we have made arrangement to
register an Online Banking through our Global Bank, where you will
have full access to your Online Banking Account Fund, to transfer your
fund personally to your Private Bank Account with no complication of
things or questioning as the Account will be fully registered in your
Name OR preferably  ATM MASTER CARD, update us urgently.
 
 
Feel free to contact the processing officer MR.DAVID JIM BROWN.The ATM
MASTER CARD is much easier for you to receive your fund without
further delay, to avoid any delay or complication of things. With this
Online Banking Transfer Processing also, you can only transfer the Maximum
Amount of US$500.000.00 daily/installment ally until the total amount of
your Compensated/deposited fund is transferred and completely paid to you.
 
So you are advice to contact, processing officer MR.DAVID JIM BROWN
with your provided informationís required for verification below.
 
CONTACT PERSON: MR.DAVID JIM BROWN.
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS:davidjimbrown2012@gmail.com
Provide the information bellow to enable the processing of your Online
Banking Account for deposition of your total compensated fund.
 
1)YOUR FULL NAME.
2)YOUR ADDRESS.
3)YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4)YOUR OCCUPATION
5)YOUR IDENTITY CARD ATTACHED.
6) COUNTRY.
 
Contact MR.DAVID JIM BROWN  with the information required for
verification to enable him start the processing of your Online Banking
Account Registration or payment by ATM MASTER CARD.
 
We guarantee your safety and wish you the best of luck.
 
Best Regard,
 
 
Mr.David Jim Brown.
UNITED NATION COMMISSION,
Special Representative,
UN Office,London.

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