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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 THOMAS GREEN <mrthomasgreenlink0@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 07:50:35 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: CONTACT THE COURIER SERVICE COMPANY FOR THE DELIVERY OF YOUR PACKAGE





SHELL PETROLEUM IN COLLARBORATION
WITH SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
{SPDC}AND BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY.
9 Palmerston Crescent
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Australia


Dear Gerrell Schroelich,

How are you doing today?

I am in reciept of your mail and I must say that you should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of our winners in this years lucky dip sweepstakes. As you already know your email address was randomly selected along with others from over 100,000 websites on the internet.

This is from the total cash prize of US$5,000,000 Million Dollars,shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category. A certificate of prize claims and some vital documents will be sent along side your winnings cheque. The documents to be sent are;

1.WINNING LOTTERY CERTIFICATE
2.WINNERS CHEQUE FOR THE VALUE OF US$500,000.00 USD
3.CLEAR SOURCE OF FUNDS CERTIFICATES(C.S.F.C.);
4.CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN OF FUNDS(C.O.F.).

IFEX WORRLD WIDE DELIVERIES COURIER SERVICE, has been contracted to deliver your winning package to your location. Contact the courier company with the contact information below for futher instructions on how to send the consignment to your location.

Note: Make sure you fill this listed information and send it to the below contact
address. IFEX WORRLD WIDE DELIVERIES COURIER SERVICE (CONTACT AGENT: MR. MICHAEL JOHNSON) will be waiting for your information to enable them send you your package and for sending you your package be informed that you have to pay for the Courier sevice, and your package will be sent to you in 4 days time.

1. Full name:................
2. Telephone number:..............
3. Fax number:..........................
4. Mailing address:.......................
5. Age:.........................................
6. Occupation:..........................
7. Batch Number:......................
8. Ref Number:...........................

IFEX WORLD WIDE DELIVERIES COURIER
SERVICE CONTACT AGENT:
MR. MICHAEL J. JOHNSON

E-MAIL:ifexworlddelivery@yahoo.co.uk

ifexworlddeliveries@myway.com


Have it in mind that you will be required to pay for the courier charges which the
sending of your winnings cheque will incure, this is because the total amount has been insured to the real value and as such cannot be deducted from your winning lottery.

This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on October 2005 by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds.

Its is imperative that you add your BATCH NUMBER: {KTU/8056490902} as the subject of any correspondence with the courier company to ensure they respond in a timely manner.

I will require a concise update on proceedings with the firm as soon as you are in contact with them. If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Regards,

THOMAS GREEN
FIDUCIARY AGENT



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