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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: "Ms.Pierre Jasmine" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 07:16:45 -0700
Subject: Dear Beneficiary

Dear Beneficiary:

This to inform you that Series of meetings have been held over the
past 3 Months with the Secretary General of the United Nations
Organization, which ended 2 days ago.

It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is now in the
amount of $10,500,000.00 USD (Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars)
as a compensation award to you, due to past corrupt Governmental
Officials who almost held your fund to themselves for their selfish
reasons and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all
in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to unnecessary delay
in the receipt and so many losses from your end.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations
and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate
to the current Chairman Director Federal Reserve Bank New York USA
Mrs. Janet Yellen, to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign
deberal owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have
been found not to have received their Compensation Awards.

Now, how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two
methods of payment which are by Check or by ATM card? ATM Card:
We will be issuing you a customer pin based ATM card which you will use to
withdraw up to $10,000 USD (Ten Thousand Dollars) per day from any ATM
machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card has to be
renewed in 3 years time . Also with the ATM card you will be able to
transfer your funds to your local bank account. Even if you do not
have a bank account, the ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to
enlighten you about how to use it.Check: A cashier check will be
issued in your name and you will deposit it in your bank for it to be
cleared within two working days.Your payment would be sent to you via
any of your preferred options above and would be mailed to you via UPS.
You will only need to pay $100 USD.

Take note that you will have to stop communication with every other
person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all
you will ever have to spend $100 USD only. nothing more! Nothing
less! And we Guarantee the receipt of your Fund to be successfully
Delivered to you within the next 48hrs after confirmation receipt fee
of (UPS). Note: Everything has been taken care of, including taxes,
custom paper and clearance duty. So, all you will ever need to pay is
$100.00 Dollars only. Apply Your Claims Promptly: For immediate release
of your Fund valued at$10,500,000.00 USD(Ten Million Five Hundred
Thousand US Dollars)

Your Full Name:___________________________________________

Your House Address:_______________________________________

Home/Cell/Phone Number:___________________________________

Choose ONE Preferable Payment Method (Visa ATM Card OR Cashier

Your package will be sent to you within 2 working days upon
confirmation receipt of the UPS fee of One Hundred and Seventy Five
Dollars. Were so sure of everything and we are giving you a 100% Money
back Guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next
48hrs after you have made the payment for shipping.Secondly, you
should know that Argument or delay can not do any thing or solve this
problem if you can not find solution to solve this matter by trying
your possible best for the final conclusion of this Transaction and
send only $100.00 Right Away it means that i have no Other Option than
to make down my Report.However, note that below is the Approved
Payment information which you are advice to use and send the fee Via
WESTERN UNION, world remit or MoneyGram or Ria Transfer Or you buy
iTunes gift card or Google play card or steam wallet card.

Payment Information

Receiver:. . . Christopher Ekene Onyibor
Country. . . . Nigeria Republic
City. . . . . Ikeja
State:....... Lagos
Question. . . God
Answer. . . . Save Me
Amount. . . . $100
Tel No. . . . +2347089275360
Receiver Address #29 Alaba Market Rd Ojo bk32 STREET Lagos Nigeria

Be advised that this is the only delay we have now and you must do
what you can to comply with the fee so that we can get this done
Tomorrow, so do get back to us when you have send the fee as well,
Your package will be sent to you upon confirmation receipt of the fee.
We are so sure of everything and we are giving you a 100% Money back
Guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 48hrs
after you have made the payment for Shipping. kindly get back to us as
well with the MTCN and also be advice to reconfirm your full Delivery
Address to avoid any Wrong Delivery of package.

Thanks and God Bless You,

Yours sincerely
Mrs. Jasmine Pierre
International Operations Division.

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