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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: "j.jean37" <j.jean37@laposte.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 11:56:24 +0100 (CET)
Subject: CONTACT FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY TRACKING NUMBER


CONTACT FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY TRACKING NUMBER
Good Day !

We have been waiting for you since to contact us for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $850,000 United States Dollars which my husband kept for but we did not hear from you since that time Then I went to the bank to confirm if the draft has expired or getting near to expire and Mr. Justin Yayi the Director Bank of Africa told me that before the draft will get to your hand that it will expire. So I told him to cash the $850,000 USD UNITED STATES DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losing this funds under expiration as I will be out out of the country for a 5 Months Course and I will not come back till end of June 2008.

What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date.For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance premium.

The only money you will send to the Courier Company to deliver your Consignment direct to your postal Address in your country is ($105.00 US) One Hundred & Five United States Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far.Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $105.00 US Dollars. I would have paid that but they said no because they don't know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.

You have to contact the FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY now for
the delivery of your Draft with this information
bellow;

Contact Person: Dr Chinedu Pascal
Email Address:(fedexexpress_200@yahoo.it)
Tel/FAX: +229 9395 2455

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address and Direct telephone number 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 add ress.

Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $105.00 US Dollars for their immediate action.Note this. The FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY don't know the contents of the Box. I registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not know the contents was money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. Dont let them know that box contents money ok.

I am waiting for your urgent response.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Jeffryson

Créez votre adresse électronique prénom.nom@laposte.net
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