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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.Pius Idoghor Adogbeji" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2023 09:26:29 +0300
Subject: For Your Payment Valued US$ 10.5 Million USD

From Desk Of Mr.Pius Idoghor Adogbeji
Plot #21 Macpherson Close Victoria Island
Tel:(+234)08132789736 ----- Direct number

For Your Payment Valued US$ 10.5 Million USD

Dear Sir,

It's my wish to inform you about the new development concerning your
approved ATM Cash Card payment of 10.5 Million United States
Dollars,The Board of Trustees and United Nation executives has
finalized with the Federal Ministry of Finance to process and release
the Amount to you through our Corresponding Bank of Settlement First
Bank Nigeria and the delivery will be carried out by Banker's Courier

Two days ago one Mr.Raymond Scow Kendel from Florida United States
sent to us a message stating that he was a family member of yours and
he made us to understood that you died last month due to Corona Virus
pandemic that you have willed to him your approved funds when you were
still living battling with virus, So he said he will all his funds in
the bank to him demanding the released as he is trying to stand as
your next of kin to you as Inheritance but we are still waiting to see
if you will respond to this email within Seven bank working days
perhaps this will be the last notification to you.

The First Bank Board of Directors has warned us to be very careful in
our dealings with
Mr.Raymond Scow Kendel and that was the very reason we ignored any
message from him but still waiting to see if you will respond to this
alert message for us to be sure that you are still alive before we
tell you the next line of action and the best way you can
received your approved funds without any further delay on it.But at
the same time your
Loaded ATM CARD delivery fees is just $200.00 therefore your urgent
respond will
Determine if you will send the delivery fees to enable us dispatch the
Card to your
address or we should return to Mr.Raymond Scow Kendel for the delivery
of the Card.
Stated below is his Bank Account information provided for us to wire the funds.

Bank Name:JP Morgan Chase Bank
Address:270 Park Avenue, Reno Nevada, NV 10017
Bank Swift Code:CHASUS33
Routing Transit Number:021000021
Account No:4021-765783-300
Beneficiary Name:Mr.Raymond Scow Kendel

Awaiting for your urgent and immediate responses and Kindly respond on
time to enable us deliver your approved ATM Card without any further

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

From Desk Of Mr.Pius Idoghor Adogbeji
Plot #21 Macpherson Close Victoria Island
Tel:(+234)08132789736 ----- Direct number

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