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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: "CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA" <directpayment_cbn@excite.com>
Reply-To: cbnpaymentoffice02@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 00:18:48 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: PAYMENT NOTIFICATION OF YOUR OVERDUE FUNDS.


CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY, THE HONORABLE, GOVERNOR OF CBN. ELIZABETH SQUARE, LAGOS- NIGERIA. Email:(cbnpaymentoffice02@gmail.com) Date: 21th Aug , 2007. Our Ref: CBN/OHG/OXD1/2007Your Ref:................. TELEX: CENBANK. PAYMENT FILE: CBN/BEN/07.

DEAR BENEFICIARY, CBN DEBT PAYMENT NOTICE OF YOUR FUNDS This letter will definately be amazing to you because of its realistic value.Sorry for

the inconveniences that was rendered to you in your line ofInheritance Payment

transaction with some Nigerian Officials some while ago. I know that this letter will hit you by surprise, but firstly I will like to introduce

myself; I am (Prof. Charles Soludo) the rightful Governor of The Central Bank of

Nigeria (CBN) and the Executive Chairman of "E.C.D.R". On the 1st of October 2003, the former President of The Federal Republic of

Nigeria (Chief Olusegun Obasanjo) introduced a Commission named the "E.C.D.R"

(Executive Committee on Debt Recovery) which is duly registered under the United

Nations (U.N.O) and the Federal Governmentof Nigeria.

This particular Commission was initiated to detect fraud/fund delays/interrupted

funds Payments and to also Settle foreign debts/fraud victims/Un-paid beneficiaries

to satisfactory in other to maintain peace in the world at large. Presently, we are being paid by the American government inother toavert Scam

and also to avert beneficiary funds delays here in Nigeria.

So far, we have succeeded in Settling the likes of (Mrs. Daisy Fox, Mr.Edward Smyth

etc).

You are being contacted by this office today dated (21th Aug, 2007) because your

Case File (A) is the very first File on our SettlementFiles Cabinet. Your Inheritance Funds were Re-depositted into the "Federal SuspenseAccount" of

CBN last week, because you did not completely forward yourClaim as the Right

beneficiary. Through the Intelligent investigations and verification processes of our Intelligent

Monitoring Unit (I.M.U), we also discovered that this Funds valued (US$100,000,000

) is in your name and to this note The International Remittance Department was

ordered by the Executive Committee on Debt Recovery to Release this Funds to

you with immediate effect.

On this course of duty, two foreigners (Mr. Tim Parker and Mr. Rowland Gulf)

visited this office today inother to inform us that they are your Representatives

from Canada, whom will be collecting your Funds for you. For the fact that this Committee is faithfully in my full governance as the

Chairman, I will like you to clearify to me if this Bank should proceed to Release

your Funds to your Representatives Mr. Tim Parker and Mr. Rowland Gulf. In receipt of this confidential Letter, you are required to respond immediately to :

(cbnpaymentoffice02@gmail.com). OFFICIALLY SIGNED.PROF. CHARLES SOLUDO.GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.

C-B-N CERTIFIED

DESPATCHED ON THIS DAY: THE 21th OF AUGUST , 2007.

C-B-N C-B-N C-B-N C-B-N C-B-N C-B-N C-B-N C-B-N C-B-N C-B-N C-B-N







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