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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: "ODS COURIER SERVICE" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <freddienew2008@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 1980 10:54:43 -0800
Subject: Attention, Attention, Attention. 1

ODS COURIER SERVICE MANAGING DIRECTOR..
N/B: SEND ALL THE REQUESTED INFORMATION TO :
70 International Airport Road
& nbsp; Mafoluku, ogun state Nigeria.
Email:( ods.courier2010live@live.com)
+234-708 723 3996


CLAIM NOTIFICATION.
Attention, Attention, Attention.

The ODS courier Service Company are hereby pass an essential massage to all our valuable customers to be very careful while presenting their receivers residential address to avoid wrong delivery.This is the ODS courier service
company mailing you as per your parcel that was brought to this company to be delivered to you by one MR.JAMES CLAYMAN along the delivery process there was a misunderstanding between us and the Nicon Insurance Company in regard
of their request as per their insurance certificate which happens to be course of your parcel pending for the past one year. Meanwhile we are hereby happy to inform you that the ODS Company has finalized everything with the Nicon
Insurance Company of Nigeria as the company organization has also listed 24 valuable parcel's to be intact in their office after the released of the parcel's from the Nicon Insurance Company.The following information is needed in
order to reconfirm your information here in our office so go ahead and fill it and send it to us with the Payment slips so that we can add it to your payment file.

NAME:............
ADDRESS:.........
CELL PHONE:......
OCCUPATION & AGE:.......

We are happy to inform you once again that your parcel that contain the sum of US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars) is among the 24 parcel's listed which is now in our office and also with your name as the receiver
despite that we lost your private residential address, which is an indication that you can now re-send your residential address back to the ODS company where your parcel can be delivered to you without hesitation with this
e-mail ( ods.courier2010live@live.com ) Without hesitations you are to pay the required sum of $150 via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram so that your parcel can be delivered to your residential address before it
accumulate a dumurrage after one week only, as you know your parcel is not just an ordinary parcel but with a huge amount and I think you understand what I mean by accumulating dumurages? Which you will not allow to happen to your
recovery parcel that was almost gone if not for the love that the good God.We assure you that your parcel will arrive at your country in two days time and it will get to your door step the second Or third day as soon as this
company receive the balance left by your sender and the tracking number of your parcel will be sent to you via e-mail immediately so that you can track it yourself to see your parcel coming on the way and you will also know
when it will arrive at your country because we operate in trust and loyalty in your favour. And also the ODS Courier Service Company is hereby to inform all their customers by eradicating all their communication with the scam
mails that are going all-over the world be careful with their e-mails so that your parcel will not be in danger with their evil plans.
ODS provides access to a growing global market place through a network of supply chain, transportation, and Business related information services.

PAYMENT INFORMATION OFFICE DICKSON SAMUEL:
SENDERS NAME-------
SENDERS COUNTRY-----
RECIEVER'S NAME ------ DICKSON SAMUEL
RECIEVER'S COUNTRY ----ASABA , NIGERIA
TEXT QUESTION------------TRUST.
TEXT ANSWER---------------.HONEST.
AMOUNT TO BE PAID---------$150
AND ALSO WITH THE CONTROL NUMBER (MTCN)
ODS is one of the world's great success stories, the start-up that revolutionized the delivery of packages and information. In the past 15 years, we’ve grown up and grown into a diverse family of Companies -a ODS that's
bigger, stronger, better than ever.

WAITING TO READ YOUR E-MAIL. YOURS AFFECTIONATELY,
MR DICKSON SAMUEL
ODS COURIER SERVICE MANAGING DIRECTOR
( ods.courier2010live@live.com )

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