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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: Kelly Chizzy <>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2023 04:11:52 -0700

Global Benin Republic Office
70 International Airport Road,
Mafoluku, Cotonue Benin Republic.

Good day

This mail is to inform you of your registered package CONTENT: ATM
Card worth US$2,950,000.00 registered by an official of the United
Nations. The Fund is a donation to you from the U.N through e-mails
balloting in affiliation with the commonwealth poverty eradication

The Pin code and instructions on how to use the card is inside the
package with the ATM Card and you can make withdrawal in any location
of the ATM machine of your choice/nearest to you anywhere in your

Please note: The VAT and COD has been paid and the only money you will
have to pay is the security keeping fee of $150 only must be paid
before shipment.

You are hereby requested to forward below details to Global Delivery
Department Mr. Mohammed Tanko, with this email
( for shipment of the package to you.

1. Your Full Name
2. Your Mobile Phone Number
3. Your Contact Address
4, A copy of your ID
5, Your Country / City

Ensure to contact Global Delivery Mr. Mohammed Tanko, as soon as possible.

Kelly Chizzy
Global Express.
+229 50942389
+229 50942168
+1 720, 468 0277

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