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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: "frank edy" <frankedy30@legwork.com.ng>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 20:49:14 +0800
Subject: ATTENTION!!!


ATTENTION!!!


I have been waiting for you to come down here and pick your $1.500 000.00
USD but I did not heard from you.Then I went and deposited the $1.500 000.00
Million USA Dollars,as a consignment boxes to BELL COURIER COMAPNY BENIN
BRANCH. in Benin Republic,because I travelled to SAUDI ARABIA and i will not
come back till next month end. I want You to contact the BELL COURIER
COMAPNY BENIN BRANCH. to know when they will deliver your consignment boxes
to you. Please i want to let you know that only the director knows the
content and no body else knows about this only Dr Allen Uba the director So
please waist no time in contacting them with the below information. I have
paid for the delievery fee so the only money you have to send to them now is
the security keeping fee of your consignment.Please i will advice you to be
friendly with Dr Allen Uba the director because he alone have the idea of
the content of your consignment.But i want to let you know that i did not
give him the key of the boxes so please take note that as soon as they
deliver the consignment use this ( CODE NUMBERS TO OPEN THE THREE BOXES TO
KNOW IF THE COMPLETE OF 1.5MILLION USD IS IN IT ). THE FIRST BOX CODE (
0036589 )THE SECOND BOX CODE ( 0014759 )THE THIRD BOX CODE ( 4475855 ) AND I
WANT YOU TO KEEP THIS CODE NUMBERS CONFIDENTIAL IN YOUR HOME TO AVOID
ANOTHER PERSON GETTING INTHOURCH WITH YOUR MONEY MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR
FAMILY.


CONTACT PERSON; DR.ALLEN UBA
DIRECTOR BELL COURIER COMAPNY BENIN BRANCH.
E-mail:(infofedexcourierservise005@gmail.com)


CONTACT PHONE+229-9369-8025 OR 0022997824166 Try to contact them as soon as
possible to avoid increasing the security keeping fee I gave them your
delivering address but you have to reconfirm it to them again to avoid them
making mistake in delievering your consignment to your home reconfirm below
information to the company immediately and tell them to send to you the
airwaybill reciept as soon as you send them the security fee. I would have
paid the security fee for you but they said no because they dont know when
you will contact them so please they are waiting for you to contact them
with your information to avoid mistake in delivery. and let them know also
that they should waist no time in sending to you the tracking number of your
consignment so that you can be able to track it and know when it will arrive
your country.


Your Full Name-----------------------
Your Address---------------------------
Home telephone---------------------
Office telephone---------------------
Your pic----------------------------------

Let me know as soon as you receive your consignment,and check the contents
weather the complete of the total $1.500 000.00 million united states
dollars is in it. Please always call them to know the condition of this
three boxes because you know the content so please let it be very important
to you So try and do everything possible to make sure that this three boxes
gets to your home with out any delay.

Regards


Mr.Frank Edy(ESQ)

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