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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: "Jeff" <james------owen9@att.net>
Reply-To: <imf_beninrepublic02@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 12:41:39 +0100
Subject: CONTACT IMF OFFICE IMMEDIATELY FOR YOUR FUND


Office of the Registrar IMF Administrative
Tribunal 700 19th Street,
NW, Suite HQ1-3-544. Washington, DC 20431: .

FUND MONETARY SECURITY NETWORK 2011 FUNDS VERIFICATIONS/PAYMENT

ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY,

A power of attorney was forwarded to our office this morning by two gentle men, one of them is an American national and he is MR DAVID DEANE by name while

the other person is MR. JACK MORGAN by name a CANADIAN national.
This gentlemen claimed to be your representative, and this power of attorney stated that you are died, they brought an account to replace your informations

in other to claim your fund of $2.5 Million Usd as a result of BG lease/ instructment which it is right now lying DORMANT and UNCLAIMED, below is the new

account they have submitted:

BANK.-HSBC CANADA
QUEZON AVE. DELTA BRANCH
QUEZON CITY, CANADA
ACCOUNT NO. 2984-0008-66
SWIFT CODE. BOPIPHMM

Be further informed that this power of attorney also stated that you suffered and died of a throat cancer. You are therefore given 24hrs to confirm the truth

in this information, If you are still alive, You are to contact us back immediately, Because we work 24 hrs just to ensure that we monitor all the activities

going on in regards to the transfer of beneficiaries inheritance and contract payment. Please you are hereby advice to reconfirm the below information to

this honorable office for confirmation to help us serve you better AND CORRECT YOUR PREVIOUSE DISSAPPOINTMENTS YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED TOWARDS RECEIVING YOUR

FUND .

Your Full Name.................
Your Country Address...........
Your Home Address..............
Banking Details.........Bank Acount number, Swift Code, Routing Numbers
Bank Address............
Occupation.....................Company Name--------------------------
Tele Or Cell Phone..............
A Copy Of Your ID...............

You are to call this office immediately or send e-mail for clarifications on this matter as we shall be available 24 hrs to speak with you and give you the

necessary guidelines on how to ensure that your payment is wired to you immediately or Atm Master .
Just also be informed that any further delay from your side could be dangerous, as we would not be held responsible of wrong payment.

Thank you.
Antoinette Jeff.Rober
Director International Monetary Funds
imf_beninrepublic02@hotmail.com






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