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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: "Mrs. Jumoke Peters." <info@admin.org>
Reply-To: mrsjpeters115@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 01:41:46 -0600 (CST)
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT VIA REGULAR MAIL SERVICE (G.P.S).




Attention! Attention!! Attention!!!

NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT VIA REGULAR MAIL SERVICE (G.P.S).

Dear Sir / Ma,

GOD BLESSES YOU AS YOU CO-OPERATE TO THIS E-MAIL.

On behalf of the Minister of Finance and other private sectors here in
Nigeria brings about this, Regular Mail Service to deliver the Unfinished
Transfer of Funds and Gratuity that is in the custody of different firms
and companies to the rightful owner in any countries. I am Mrs. Jumoke
Peters representing the agent of the federal government officials along
the {GPS} (Global Postal Service).

The Minister of Finance has ordered the FedEx, DHL, UPS, First Bank,
Zenith Bank and other firms to release the bank draft and ATM cards to the
GPS (Regular Mail Service), So that they can be mailed out to the rightful
owners, because there are too many complains coming to our desk from
different customers.

The {FGN} Federal Government of Nigeria that people are not getting their
Instrument to cash their funds and gratuity, e.g. people are not getting
their Bank Draft and ATM Cards due to the fact that people are not meeting
up with the required demands and amount imposed by some of this delivery
companies, firms and other sectors and constant require of fees that are
too much for people to handle.


We have series of Bank Drafts and ATM Cards here in our custody and they
are sealed and we don't know who and where they belong to we are getting
in touch with you to know if you have ever received an email regarding any
Bank Draft and ATM Cards please contact us back as we are ready to Mail
them to you this was the order given to me and the company by the Minister
of Finance here in Nigeria.

Here is my contact Number and email address
Full Names: - Mrs. Jumoke Peters.
Valid Contact: - mrsjpeters115@gmail.com
Tel # +234-808-486-7278 - I wait your call ASAP.

Our terms and condition for this service is for us to get the bank draft
and ATM cards to the rightful owner as we are not allowed to open them as
they are sealed and we need honest people that knows they have not yet
received their funds either in Bank Draft or ATM Cards, So we are
expecting to hear from you, As we know need Information about you.

Best Regards.
God bless you and your family.
Mrs. Jumoke Peters.


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