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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: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI <info@fbi.com>
Reply-To: fbialertofficial02342@usa.com
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 05:49:41 +0300
Subject: FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET

ROBERT MUELLER III
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC.
FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET

ATTENTION:,

FROM: ROBERT MUELLER III EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF
INVESTIGATION WASHINGTON DC. FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET

The federal bureau of investigation (FBI).Through our intelligence-monitoring
network has discovered that the transaction that the bank contacted you
previously was legal.Recently the fund has been legally approved to be paid via Barclays Bank.

So, we, the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington Dc, in conjunction
with the United Nations (UN) financial department have investigated through our
monitoring network noting that your transaction with the Barclays Bank
legal. You have the legitimate right to complete your transaction to claim your
fund US$10.7,000,000.00 (Ten million Seven Hundred Thousand united states dollars)
Because of so much scam going on in Nigeria and you are not to respond to any email from Nigeria or africa because they are all scammers over there.

We the federal bureau of investigation decided to contact the FedEx Courier Service Company in Ok 74346 USA
for them to give us their procedures on how to sent this money to you without
any further complain or delay. We just got an information from the Barclays Bank
of United Kingdom London and they have loaded your US$10.7,000,000.00 in ATM CARD and submit to
the FedEx courier service company for immediate delivery to your doorstep.

You are required to choose one option, which you will be able to pay and also
convenient for you, for quick delivery of your parcel containing your ATM CARD
and other two original back up documents.

Service Type | Delivery Duration | Charges/Fees
------------------------------ ------------------------------ ---------------
Premium Express (24hrs Delivery)
Mailing $200.00 00.00
Insurance $150.00 00.00
Vat $100.00 00.00
TOTAL $450.00
$450(Four Hundred and fifty US Dollars Only).

.............................. .............................. ..........
Special Express (2 Days)
Mailing $180.00 00.00
Insurance $50.00 00.00
Vat $150.00 00.00
TOTAL $380.00 00.00
$380(Three Hundred and Eighty US Dollars Only).

.............................. .............................. ................
Economy Express (3Days)
Mailing $100.00 00.00
Insurance$?150.00 00.00
Vat (5%) $50.00 00.00
TOTAL $300.00 00.00
$300(Three Hundred US Dollars Only).

.............................. .............................. ........
You are hereby required to advice us, on your parcel delivery option by filling
in the required form stated above. Please note that the deadline for claiming
your fund is exactly one week after the receipt of this email. After this
period, your fund will be return back to the ordering costumer. That is the
instruction given to us .So take note.

We request that you reconfirm your mailing address to ensure conformity with our
record for immediate dispatch of your parcel to you. Only valid residential/
Office address and postal address are certified OK.

DELIVERY DESTINATION INFORMATION:

------------------------------ ------------------------------ -
Receiver's Name :............................. .................
Address:...................... .............................. ...........
Tel/:......................... .............................. ...............
Delivery Information/ Parcel Description

------------------------------ ------------------------------ ---------------
Delivery Terms: .............. .......International Delivery
Condition Of Delivery..............Priority Delivery
Consignment Note No: ........... MI 49866-2110
Color of Parcel: ..................... Brown.
Total Weight: ..........................36.2 kg
Total Net Weight: ...................1.7 kg

We are here to protect you from any problem till you receive your package .You
can as well get in touch with the FedEx delivery company assigned to deliver this financial package
to your doorstep.

Below is the delivery companies contact information:
Companies Name: Federal Express Courier Service.
Email: deliverypackageatmcard@deliveryman.com
Directors Name: Mr. Randy G. Smith
Telephone Number: +1 206 973 3959.

Looking forward to hear from you as soon as you receive this message.
.
Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent response to this matter.

KINDLY KEEP US UPDATED ON ANY DEVELOPMENT WITH THE BANK SO WE CAN GUIDE YOU ACCORDINGLY.

THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION..


Best Regards,


ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
DIRECTOR
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
Telephone Operator: 206-339-2854
E-MAIL:- fbialertofficial02342@usa.com

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