joewein.net   joewein.de LLC
fighting spam and scams on the Internet
Try our spam filter!
Free trial for 30 days
  jwSpamSpy

Home
About Us
Spam
419/Nigeria
Fraud
Contact

"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.

Click here to report a problem with this page.

 

 

Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: "Mrs. Kristalina Georgieva" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <rmbdannybates@citromail.hu>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2023 08:24:26 -0700
Subject: Do not take this message as a junk message.

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND.
IMF Headquarters: 7001 19th Street, 20219-0001 USA*FRBK*WDC*010/22
N.W., Washington D. C. 20413, United States of  America.
Our Ref: IMF/FGN/RMB/088/2023 
                                                    Internal Memo Urgent.
ATTN: Beneficiary Contractor/Next of Kin
With African/ European/Asian/ Country        
SUB-US$1,227,000.00 PAYMENT NOTIFICATION: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) DEBT SERVICING EXERCISE
EFT APPROVAL :   VERIFY DEAL MY2KXXX4665433821/1000043550000077
ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER: 4083 0521 0038 4356        OPERATOR N0: 037899
DEAL RECEIPT FOREIGN CURRENCY TRF BROUGHT  - CALL   EFT  ACCOUNT
Deal Date : 2/8/2022  1? 2??       Value Date:7/8/2022       
TRO5244075994Q09  Total Amount For Transfer   : US$1,227,000.00
Sequel to the recent Corona-Virus Pandemic and the meeting we had with the African & European country leaders in the recent G20 Summit in regards to the payments been owed by the African and Europe continents, the Chairman of African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) have made it known to all the beneficiaries been owed via Contracts/Inheritance Payments, During their recent interview with United Nations Overdue Payment Commission that all the debts been owed by the Africans/Europeans Union should be paid to them via IMF/OCC accounts  with  the  supervision of  the  IMF  and  The bank of International settlement (BIS) which you happened to be one of the Beneficiary confirmed for this Urgent payment settlement.
Also In accordance with the payment verifications and auditing exercise carried out by the African Debt Servicing Unit and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in conjunction with the African and European Union (EU), it has been brought to the knowledge of the Comptroller General,  International  Monetary  Fund  that  your  outstanding  payment Compensation valid US$1,227,000.00 (One Million, Two Hundred & Twenty Seven Thousand United States Dollars) only has been deposited for immediate Payment with the South African Rand Merchant Bank and has been approved for urgent Online payment transfer in your name immediately.
We issue this last notification to you on this development Since We Were Unable To Reach You With The Payment Details,  you  are  advised  to  contact  the  Rand  Merchant  Bank  south Africa, International Remittance Unit, 'Attn: Mr. James Formby on Direct Tel:+27-710927585 email: ( rmbdannybates@citromail.hu ) with payment Ref: MY2KXX4665433821/1000043550000077 for the Payment conclusion.
This  avenue  has  been  created  by  the  United  Nations  (EU)  &  (AU)  on  Foreign  debt Reconciliation Commission to offset all the outstanding foreign payments on-hold in order to rehabilitate the lost dignity of the EU & AU African states.
The international Monetary Funds (IMF) remains communicated to our  financial principles through the above contact details.  We hope you will benefit from our team of experts.  We assure you the best of our services at all times assuring you of this payment transfer conclusion.
                                                       PAYMENT REFN0 : YUK/REG1958755
Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director
International Monetary Fund
Washington, D.C. 20431, U.S.A

Anti-fraud resources: