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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: michaeljim0802@zipmail.com.br
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 18:56:11 +0200
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?CONTACT=20SHALOM=20COURIER=20COMPANY=20FOR=20YOUR=20PACKAGE?=


Attention,

I have Paid for the delivery fee for your Cheque Draft.but
the manager of Financial Trust Bank Plc Benin told me
that before the check will get to you that it will expire.So
i told him to cash $950,000.00 all the necessary
arrangement of delivering the $950,000.00 in cash was made
with SHALOM COURIER COMPANY
DIRECTOR.

Below is the needed information to enable them deliver your
fund to you immediately. the only fee you have to
pay them is $95 usd that they will use to obtain insurance
certificate and claims of affadvite that will prove that
the parcel that consist total sum of $950.000.00 belong to
you be rest assure that all other fees have been paid
by me.

SHALOM COURIER COMPANY DIRECTOR

PROFFESOR.REV.Benjamin Chinedu.

EMAIL========= shalom_couriercompany99@yahoo.fr

Telephone=====0022993159488

1.YOUR FULL NAME__________________________________

2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS_______________________________

3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER_______________

4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE____________________

5.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE__________________________

6.COMPANY REGISTRATION
NO__________________________4152HGMEXW

7.CODE
NMBER_______________________________________KMCD/BOWL/04152

Thanks and Remain Blessed.
MR.MICHAEL JIM

CONTACT SHALOM COURIER COMPANY FOR YOUR PACKAGE





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