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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: "anthonyben4 Gazeta.pl" <anthonyben4@gazeta.pl>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 14:49:14 +0200
Subject: CONTACT FRANK GOMEZ FOR DELIVERING OF YOUR BOX


Hello Dear,

I have Paid the fee for your Cheque Draft. but the manager of Eco 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 Global Speed Courier Company.This is the
information of Global Gpeed Courier Company and you should contact them with
this information below.


NAME: Proffesor. Frank Gomez
TEl: +229 970 46 880
EMAIL: gspcourier03@sify.com

Please, Send them your contacts information to able them locate you
immediately they arrived in your country with your BOx This is what they
need from you.

1.YOUR FULL NAME:
2.YOUR COUNTRY:
3.YOUR HOME ADDRESS:
4.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER:
5.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE:
6.YOUR AGE
7.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE
8.COMPANY REGISTRATION NO EG58945
9.CODE NUMBER 0140479

I also wan t to remained you that $3,000 was deducted from the total sumand
this amount includes the registration and the delivery fee which is $5,000
and $2500of the barrister that did the job, The only money you will send to
the company to deliver your package box direct to your Address in your
country is $100 dollars for their security keeping fee, And don't let them
know the content to avoid delaying delivery ok.


Please make sure you send this needed infomation to the Director general of
Global Speed Courier Company
PROFFESOR.Frank Gomez with the address given to you above.

Note. The Global Speed Courier Company don't know the contents of the Box. I
registered it as a Box of an Africa cloths. They don't know it contents
money. this is to avoid them delaying with the Box. don't let them know that
is money that is in that Box.I am waiting for your urgent response. You can
even call the Director of Global speed Courier Company with this line +229
970 46 880

Thanks and Remain Blessed.
Mr. Anthony Ben.

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