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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. Thompson Hubert" <ennismoor@can.rogers.com>
Reply-To: dr.harris_conklin@gala.net
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:23:59 -0500
Subject: YOUR CONSIGNMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY

Attn:

This is to inform you that i am presently at the Airport with your consignment
box worth millions of dollars ready to be delievred to you as soon as possible
but i still want you to recomfirm your delivery contact to me again to avoid
delivery mistake.

For urgent delivery of your consignment to you, do get back to me with your
contact delivery details, so that delivery of your consignment can be delivered
to you

Await your further response as soon as possible Thanks/Regards

Mr.Alfred Williams
Officer incharge
+1-206-600-5328







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