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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: "peter robert" <ptrrobert9@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 12:16:22 +0100
Subject: Contact R. M. Wanlida Courier Company Now


Hello once Again

I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Conformable Bank
Draft of $1.5m United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since for
a couple of weeks now. Then I went to the bank to confirm if the draft has
expired or getting near to expire and Dr. Wilson the Director of Africa
Development Bank told me that before the draft will get to your hand that it
will expire also many Foreign banks are reluctant to honor Bank Draft
usually come from Africa,so he decided that it would be better that he
convert the Bank Draft into cash and packaged your funds of USD1.5 Million
in form of Personal Diplomatic Package and send it to you via special
diplomatic means and you will receive your funds in your Country.

So I told him to cash the $1.5m USD UNITED STATES DOLLARS to cash payment to
avoid losing this funds since Foreign banks are reluctant to honor Bank
Draft that comes from Africa as I will be out of the country for a 3 Months
Course and I will not come back till ending of September 2008.

What you have to do now is to contact wanlidacourierextn@voila.fr 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 Package
direct to your postal Address in your country is ($150.00 US) One Hundred &
Five United States Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier
Company so far, 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 are advice to contact R. M. Wanlida Courier Company now for the delivery
of your fund with your deposit SECURITY CODE SCTC/2001DHX/567/;

COMPANY NAME: WAN LI DA COURIER EXTENSION
CONTACT DIRECTOR IN CHARGE: MR NANA ABEY
CONTACT EMAIL: wanlidacourierextn@voila.fr
Telephone +233-206490891


You Are To Forward The Following Informations To Them;

1. YOUR FULL NAME:
2. YOUR HOME OR COMPANY ADDRESS:
3. YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER:

Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail on
this email (wanlidacourierextn@voila.fr ) to avoid any further delay and
remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $150.00 US Dollars for
their immediate action.

Note this. The Courier Company doesn't know the contents of the Package. I
registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not know the contents were
money. This is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. Don't let them know that
box contents money ok.

Thanks and God bless you and your family.

Peter Robert.

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