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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 Ryan Chappel" <rchap111@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 14:28:25 -0700
Subject: Attn:


*Attn: *

*I acknowledge the receipt of your e-mail, How ever i have contacted the
Dhl delivery company to confirm the courier charges to get your package
delivered to your home address, Thus the courier fee is 368usd.More so your
package will be delivered to your home address within 48hrs after payment
verification.*

*This was according to the company representative (Mr. Mike Okoh)*
[image: The Extra Mile] <http://www.dhl-usa.com/proof/2/>
<http://fedex.com/ratefinder/home?cc=ng&language=en>
* Dhl DELIVERY COMPANY *
*DURATION FOR DELIVERY *
* 48 HOURS OF DELIVERY*

*EXECUTIVE 2 DAYS DELIVERY***
**
*An original certificate of weight....0.9Gramms**
Total weight of parcel...............0.9Gramms
Colour of parcel......................Brown***
*Dhl deliver charges..............Free**
mailing................................. ($20USD)
Insurance............................. ($278 USD)
Vat (5%)................................ ($70 USD)
TOTAL.................................. (368$USD)***
**
*Note: The charges cannot be deducted from your winnings. This is in
accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the National Gambling Act as adopted in
1993 and amended on **3RD July 1996** by the constitutional assembly. This
is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds.***

*Also as a matter of urgency you are therefore advised to send the above fee
of Three hundred and sixty eight united state dollars only in favor of the
delivery company's representative*

*His details below.*

*Name: Mr. Mike Okoh*

*Destination: 23-24 crescent satellite towns, **Abuja**, **Nigeria**, 23401*

*Also forward the following details to us as written on your western union
receipt for confirmation and also for record purpose*

*Sender's Name*

*Sender's Address*

*Receiver's Name: Mike Okoh*

*Destination: 23-24 crescent satellite towns, **Abuja**, **Nigeria**, 23401*

*Text question: What for?*

*Text answer: A gift*

*Amount sent: $368usd*

*M.T.C.N: (10 digit number)*

*Congratulations once more and wishing you best of investment.*

*Regards*

*Mr Ryan Chappell
Senior Staff Of Compensation Foriegn Affairs Lagos Nigeria Headquaters.*
*
Tel:Office +234-703-114-1906*
*Tel Mobile +234-808-881-4417*

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