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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 Notice" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:56:52 -0700
Subject: Kindly Confirm This Information

Commerzbank AG.
Paseo de la Castellana 110
Sucursal en Espana. E-28046 Madrid-Spain

Attn: Beneficiary

The U.S.A Government, World Bank And United Nations Organization Official Has Approved to pay you part payment of your Contract/Inheritance Fund payment Valued at 5.5Million USD in conjunction with the Spanish Government and Commerzbank AG Madrid Spain.

This International Remittance Department (Commerzbank AG Madrid Spain) was set up to discover an outstanding unpaid fund being owned to Governments or Individuals all over the world through Contract Payment, Inheritance and Lottery Winning Prize Awards.

However,a decision was made last week With this development,a woman by name (MRS.ALICE WEBBER) came to our office with an application stating that you gave her the power of attorney to be the beneficiary of your outstanding Contract/Inheritance/award funds, She made us to believe that you are dead and that she is your next of kin, We got your email address through Spanish Lottery Board and we decided to send an email through this address hoping to find out if you are Dead or Alive and also to find out if you at any time give this woman the power of attorney to represent you.

Please let us know also if you are aware of this development,hence we are almost ready to transfer part payment of $5.5M USD of your outstanding
funds to her nominated bank account stated below:

Bank Name:Bank Of America
Address:1723 Palmdale Bulv.
Palmdale Ca. 93550
Acct # : 3573813158
Rout # : 322271627
Swift code # : BOFAUS3N

If you are not aware of the above instruction, do respond to this email immediately by contacting the head of the International remittance
department (Mr.Javed Gonzales)

His contact informations are written below:

Name: Mr.Javed Gonzales
Commerzbank AG
International remittance department

For immediate transfer of your funds be informed that you are not allowed to correspond or contact any person or office with respect to this transfer other than this office, you are required to send to him an email with your full name,Company or Residential address and your direct Telephone number,Fax Number and your mobile phone where you can be reach at all time.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr.Jorl Pete.

Our Mission
To provide leadership on issues of common interest and uphold professionalism and ethical practices in the insurance industry.

Our Vision
To have an insurance industry that contributes effectively to the development of the financial services sector in Kenya

The information contained in this communication is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and others authorised to receive it. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking action in reliance of the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. AKI is neither liable for the proper nor complete transmission of the information contained in this communication nor any delay in its receipt.

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