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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: "Central Bank Of Nigeria CBN" <profcharles1@fastwebmail.it>
Reply-To: prof_charles61@yahoo.com
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 08:56:55 +0100
Subject: IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT NOTIFICATION MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009


*[image: Click here to learn more about our Head Office
complex]*<http://www.cenbank.org/Before.asp?url=/AboutCBN/hq.asp&image=/Images/BannerADs/Name.gif>
*

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL
REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
QUARTERS, 15 TINUBU SQUARE,LAGOS, NIGERIA.
CONTRACT #: MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009,
Swift Code: BPH KPL PK,
A/C#: 329606=101244=169=678
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CBX/021/08
**
*

IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT NOTIFICATION MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009

Attn Honorable Contractor,

From the Records of outstanding contractors due for Payment with the Federal
Government of Nigeria, your Name was attached as the next of kin to one of
our late contractor.Your payment has been discovered as next on the list of
payment. So, I wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and
will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Also be
advised that because of too many contractors that I have to pay at this
fiscal quarter of the year, you will only receive the sum of us
$7,500,000, Seven Million Five hundred thousand United States Dollars as
directed by the office of the presidency.

I have therefore signed your payment Draft. A draft payment covering your
($7,500,000,) Contract sum has been raised in your favour to be drawn from
Central Bank Of Nigeria off shore account in America and Europe. As a metter
of urgent, You are here by advised to contact.



*Mr. O.S Oduyemi.*
*

INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
**

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
*

*Contact him via email:*
*oduyemideputy@yahoo.com*<http://us.mc599.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=oduyemideputy@yahoo.com>




1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) position
4)address.
5) Profession , age and marital status.
6,Copy of your identity



This is because the Federal Government of Nigeria has directed that all
foreign payment at this time that involved huge sums of money should be paid
by classified Bank Draft.

CONGRATULATIONS

Yours In Service.


*

Prof. Charles C. Soludo.
Executive Governor,
Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN).*

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