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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: "Mr. Don Williams" <zongo02@idema.us>
Reply-To: : ;
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:18:09 -0800 (PST)
Subject: CONTACT FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY FOR YOUR CONSIGNMENT BOX






 Hello Dear Friend,
I have Paid the registrations fee for your Cheque Draft.but the manager of Eko Bank Benin told me that before the check will get to you that it will expire. So i told him to cash $1.5millions united state dollars all the necessary arrangement of delivering the $1.5millions united state dollars in cash was made with FEDEX COURIER COMPANY.
This is the information they need to deliver your consignment box to you.
 
Contact ATTN: DR EDWARD LYNN (Director)
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS : (  fedexcourierservice2001@hotmail.fr    )
Contact telephone number +229-989-126-35
 
Please, Send them your contacts information to able them locate you immediately they arrived in your country with your consignment box .This is what they need from you.
1.YOUR FULL NAME............
2.YOUR COUNTRY...........
3.YOUR HOME ADDRESS..............
4.YOUR CURRENT HOME AND CELL TELEPHONE NUMBER.........
5.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE..........
6.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE............
 
Please make sure you send this needed infomation to the Director FEDEX COURIER COMPANY. DR EDWARD LYNN (Director) with the E-mail address given to you. Note. FEDEX DELIVERY COURIER COMPANY don't know the contents of the consignment box .i register it as 1 Box Sensitive Photographic Film Material .
 
They don't know that that the contents was money.this is to avoid them delaying with the consignment box.
 
the Deposit details:
Deposit Number: PLCC-101-PL45
Sort/ Clearance Code: PLC/101-45/P50
Deposit Certificate N0.: 405576
Consignment Description: 1 Box Sensitive Photographic Film Material
Depositor: Mr. Don williams,
 
You can also call the director fedex courier company with this line tel+229-989-126-35 Waiting for your urgent response
 
Best Regard
Mr. Don williams.
+2348 1373 05981 
 
 
 
 

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