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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: UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICE <unsdcshelpdesk@o2.pl>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 07:55:14 -0800 (PST)
Subject: UNITED NATIONS AUTHORIZED


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UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL DIPLOMATIC COURIER
SERVICE



















Same day delivery / collection 
Next day delivery / collection
Overnight pallet services
Sea Freight / Air Freight
Import / Export Clearing
Agents
World-wide delivery /
collection
New Export System - NES
United nations special diplomatic courier service C/25
Akpakpa route Cotonou,Benin Republic

Telephone: 
+22998124803
                  
 
unsdcshelpdesk@o2.pl
 
 
 


Welcome to  United nations special diplomatic courier service . 
We provide a range of courier delivery and freight services
including:
 
 
 PAYMENT DIRECTIVES FOR SECURITY KEEPING
FEES.

Dear
Valued Customer,

Compliment of the day to you, This is to inform
you that we acknowledged the receipt of your mail in this office and the
content is  well noted that you were directed by Barrister Charles Chukwu to
contact us so that we will proceed the immediate delivery of your package to
you.
 
We are in possession of a certified package of
your bank draft  with identification number CPEL/OWN/9877* and *Registration
number....RCDC45012 EM which is to be  couriered to you by this great company.
Note that we do not deliver to P.O.Box address or street  corners but to your
residence.



So your package  will be approved for dispatch
to you as soon as we confirm the security fee $56 payment. Therefore, United nations special diplomatic courier service recommends that the required  Payment
should be made by via,Western Union Money Transfer OR Money gram, so as to speed
up the process of delivery. Do visit any Western Union OR Money gram outlet
close to you to make the payment for your delivery to our Messenger whose
details are stated below.
 
MESSENGER DETAILS

Receivers Name: Okechukwu
M.John
City/
Cotonou
country/ Benin
republic 
Text Question
/When
and Answer
/Soon
 
After the western union OR
Money gram payment, send me the payment information as
below.
Your payment information should
include:
Senders Name..................
Amount
sent......................$56
MTCN(Money transfer Control
Number)...............
Your current delivery/residence
 address.........................................
Phone
................................................................................

 
Immediately our account department
officer(Okechukwu M.John) confirms your payment,
your package will be approve for dispatch to you and it will get to your
residence within 48hrs we confirm the security keeping fees, we look forward
hearing from you soonest.Have a nice
day. 



Thanks for your co-operations we are
here to serve you better
Yours In Service,  
MD.Mba Cole.
We are very competitive and offer a
very reliable and efficient service at all
times.

CALL +22998124803  FOR
MORE DETAILS.



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