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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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Fraud email example:

Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 22:46:19 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: very urgent

FAX : 1-928-7527181

I know this will come to you as a surprise but never mind, we UNION BANK receive your Money from Central Bank of Africa trust person who want your faviour and not want you not to lost your transfer fund, he contacted and Transfer your fund to make sure that you must receive your fund in this successful transfer arrangement, Before I proceed, I will like to introduce my humble self to you, I am, Dr HARRISON DUSKO Transfer Telegraphic Officer UNION BANK california United State.
Certainly, As a matter of fact, We want to transfer your
fund to any of your overseas bank account (US$,22.500,000.00000 USD) Twenty Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) Which from Central Bank of Africa, I want you to quietly refunish us with any of your present funtion bank account that will be capable and fit to credit your fund without further delay and immediately you receive this your money I must make trip to your country for compensation, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end of this final transfer of your fund, i will trust in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in the near future.
during the time of our auditing I discovered the fund of the above mentioned amount in baseless account opened in our bank as your personal fund and since then, nobody has operated on this account again, That is why our UNION BANK Desided to contact you to Transfer these Fund (US$,22.500,000.000.00 USD )to your corrent bank account, so you must refunish us with all your Bank Information including your phone and fax to enable us proceed and credit your Fund Before I will Travel meet you face to face in your Country to share Joy Together for you to compensate us.
What our UNION BANK Want from you now as urgent is:
1 ) Your Bank Account.
2) Your personal phone and fax.
3 ) the name of your Agent in Your bank if atall you have
Agent but if not dont worry.
4 ) The Affidavit of Claim To Enable us attach to your file
and credit your Fund.
Bear in mind that after credit your fund you must compensate us as banker wokers who play roll and credit your fund .
treat as most confidential to avoid those bad eggs of the
wold not to discover our contact / your contact company because they
are not honesty.
have full confidence to call me in united state for oral discussion:
PHONE : 1 -866 -8638935
FAX : 1-928-7527181
if you dial ny phone and Hear voice Try to wait it will ring me that is as we program it to avoid those bad eggs of the world not to contact me unless your self.

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