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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: "ZakiF Ban"<>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 18:53:12 -0700
Subject: ZakiF Ban.226

ZakiF Bank.
Bank Address: Mecidiyeköy, Rasit Riza Sokagi No:10, 34387 Sisli/Istanbul
Please Reply to any of this emails (
***** SERVICE 24HRS *****

Dear Sir / Madam,


We hereby inform you que October of our records for the year
investigation it is drawn to us que you have Been victimized by the
men of the underworld (Pretenders / impostors). However, the
management has been dutifully empowered by the Investigation bureau
office of the Prime Minister and Commander-in-chief of the Armed
Forces of Turkey to curb all illicit transactions and workload of
these perpetrators.

In line with the Anti-corruption crusade of the Prime
Minister,Mr.Recep Tayyip are by this Email notification to
stop any contact Regarding this illegal transaction with this
Hoodlums. Out of our findings, the image of this country Has Been
dented Internationally During the past administration of Turkey

Presently, we have employed the strategy sanity to remit, and vow to
terminate the activity of this fraudsters, by Consolidating our
security Network all over the country in view to monitor all outgoing
and incoming communication enables us to fish out and avert all illegal
and suspicious transactions Both domestically and internationally
respectively. Moreover, it Occur que some of our Financial
Institutions (Banks) serves as a pipe condit by fraudsters to
which this perpetrates the undo crime. We have reported All These
financial institutions to scrutiny in Place investigation before
carrying out any online banking found transaction. Any person guilty
of breaching the
law, must have Their operational license revoked.

In Accordance with the criminal and other related offences act 25 of
1999 constitution, we have been officially compel by Suat Hayri
Ürgüplü, Senate committee on Foreign Affair to mapped October billions
of Dollars from the Annual Budget to compensate all defrauded Victims
, part of the ongoing National Reform Scheme of the presidency and
means to radiate for criticism immunity. In view of this, we Have Been
informed That You are still dealing with Those hoodlums in all your
attempts to secure the release of your funds. We wish to advise you
that such an illegal act has to stop if you wish to receive your
payment since we have Decided to bring a solution to your problem.

Do be informed que we reserve the right at our discretion to sue you
for damage on recognition of further Top contact with these people. By
the strength of this development the sum of US $ 36.Million United
States Dollars (USD $ 36,000,000.00) Has Been SIGNED to each
Beneficiaries to be paid. This Memorandum is to notify you That You
Will Be Settled with the sum of US $ 36.Million United States Dollars
(US $ 36,000,000.00) / your Inheritance / contract or lotto payment.

Kindly send the above information:
1. Your full name:
2. Your residential address:
3. Mobile and fax number (for regular official contact).
4. Your Occupation

These above-mentioned informations will officially enable us to carry
out of our verification processes and after your que compensation sum
/ Inheritance Funds will be approved in your name and Electronically
wired into your designated Bank account or Online banking,depending on
Which mode
of payment you prefer.

You are to contact this office upon receipt of this notification
immediately to proceed for payment. Vision: To fight corruption to the
stand still and restore Turkey to the enviable standard of
respectability and dignity of the state. Please do Respond back to us
with this email. ( Regard, Mr.Mike
The Director of the ZakiF Bank Powered by Information Communication
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