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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: Official Secretary <info.secretary02@yahoo.fr>
Reply-To: info.secretary01@yahoo.fr
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 08:32:15 +0100 (CET)
Subject: FedEX Express..Delivery


Attn,

I have waited enough to send your draft worth of $850,000.00 but did not receive any money to mail the draft to you and the time it will be expired is getting near, I finally arranged with the bank manger of Bank Of Africa (BOA) and he has coverted the draft into cash payemt and package it in a diplomat box the arrangement has been finalized with FedEx Express Delivery Service to send the package to you through their diplomatic Fedex courier service i have contacted them and they told me that you should forward all this information below to them.

Please carefully confirm your full house address, your private mobial phone number and send it to them to avoid wrong delivery of the consignmet to you.
FIRST NAME .......................
LAST NAME ...........................
OCCUPATION.............................
YOUR HOUSE ADDRESS...............
AGE..................................
YOUR PICTURE. ...........................
TELPHONE NUMBER......................
FAX NUMBER...............................
Also remember that they did not know the content of the box I registered it as an Africa cloths. They don't know that it contents money. this is to avoid them delaying with the delivery of the box to you. i don't want you to let them know that the content is money.

Please try and get incontact with them at this address
inquiries.fedex-expressdeliver@inMail24.com
BOX REGISTERED CODE NO XGT442.
SECURITY CODE SCTC/2001DHX/567/
TRANSACTION CODE 233/CSTC/101/33028/
CERTIFICATE DEPOSIT CODE SCTC/BUN/xxiv/-78/01
CONTACT PERSON ..... MR VICTOR ADA.
PHONE.................... +229 976-258-32

Regards,
Susan Kone
Official Secretary



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