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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: barryikeri122@zipmail.com.br
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 08:47:23 +0100
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?CONTACT=20FEDEX=20COURIER=20COMPANY?=


Dear friend,
I have Paid for the delivery fee for your Cheque Draft.but the
manager of Eko Bank Benin told me that before the check will get to
you that it will expire.So i told him to cash $850.000.00 all the
necessary arrangement of delivering the $850.000.00 in cash was made
with FEDEX COURIER COMPANY PLC.
Be inform that there are some documents to be secured.The only fee
you have to send to them is $100 usd which will serve as the insurance
fee and claims of affadvite to enable them deliver the parcel to you
immediately.
Do contact them and let me know when you have recieve your fund,
below is the needed information to enable them deliver your fund to
you immediately.

COMPANY DIRETOR NAME: DR. GODWIN DUWELL
Telephone:+229 938_948_32
EMAIL===(fedexccltd@yahoo.fr)
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm the following infomation to them again
to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking
number to enable you track your package over there and know when it will
get to your address.
The infomations are;
1.YOUR FULL NAME
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS.
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE
5.CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS
Do let me know immediately you receive your consignment that consisty
Our fund that i deposited in the fedex courier company so that we
can share the joy togerther.

BEST REGARD
Barr Barry Ikeri






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