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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: Foundation De France <fdfphillip3@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: <fdf_secretarybernardleroy02@yahoo.fr>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 16:56:03 -0400
Subject: CONTACT THE SECRETARY




The Foundation De France (FDF) would like to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of a cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, educational, and business development.The FDF, established 1977 by the Multi-Million groups and now supported by the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), United Nations Organization (UNO) and the European Unoin (EU) was conceived with the objective of human growth, educational, and community development. In conjunction with the ECOWAS, UNO and the EU, We are giving out a yearly donation of US$1,000,000.00 (One million, United States dollars only) each to 50 lucky recipients.

These specific Donations/Grants will be awarded to 100 lucky international recipients worldwide, in different categories. Based on the random selection exercise of internet websites and millions of supermarket cash invoices worldwide, you were selected amongst the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$1,000,000.00 as charity donations/aid. Nevertheless, according to the federal and international law concerning the personal collection of prize winnings, your bonding fees, broker fees,and tariff fees, have already been deducted from your donation. So (congratulations once again).

CONTACT THE SECRETARY FOR MORE INFORMATIONS ON YOUR CLAIMS,Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (FDF-444-6647-9163) in all discussions.

Executive Sec. Mr. BERNARD LEROYEmail: fdf_secretarybernardleroy02@yahoo.fr

Please note, that these donations/Grants are strictly administered by the EU, ECOWAS, and UNO. You are by all means hereby advised to keep this whole information confidential. Until you have been able to collect your donation........................................................................................................................You would be required to send down the following information?s1,NAME2,COUTRY3,ADDRESS,4,STATE,5,PHONE NUMBER6,DATE OF BIRTH7,SEX8,OCCUPATION........................................................................................................................YOU WOULD ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PICK A MODE OF PAYMENT1,ONLINE BANK PAYMENT2,COURIER DELIVERY

On behalf of the Board kindly, accept our warmest congratulations.

Regard?s

Mr.Francis Charhon
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