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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: ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL BANK <office------of2@att.net>
Reply-To: interl.departm2@msn.com
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 02:23:20 -0800 (PST)
Subject: ATM CARD WILL BE AT YOUR DOOR-STEP THIS AFTERNOON.


Attention Please,   



 This is to notify all of  our customers concerning all the payment of
ATM card that are left in custody of the dhl delivery,  I am sorry to
say that your Package is right in the USA, Washington DC. And the
custom office there at the Washington Dulles International Airport
demand the sender to call them and i have already call them and they
requested that the receive have to provide a documents called custom
allowance from benin republic and this will cost you the sum of $36 and
you have to contact the custom officier through phone AGENT NAME: Paul
George. Tele: +1 206-426-6305.  Fax: +1 206-426-6017, and this man has
made today as the fianl delivery date, because he said that  as soon as
send the money this morning, he will get to your home address this
morning for the delivery. So you are advice to send the fee with the
below information via western union or money gram only with the below
information:



Senders Name:----

Recivers name:----Ikechi Nwokedi Enwereuzor

Country:--- Benin Republic

City:-- Cotonou

Question:----What for?

Answer:---Allowance

MTCN:--------

Amount:--$36



As soon as you send the money today, please you have to call me or you
email me the MTCN, so that i can rush to our custom government office
to get the custom allowance.and also the custom has also promise that
as soon as they receive the document today, they must release it. so
you have to let me know your readiness in sending this money today.
Please send us your:



Full Name:---------

Home Address:----------

Tele/Mobile Phone:---------



Note: your Package is right at the Washington Dulles International
Airport custom office. without you dont clear your package this morning
and today, looseing your Atm card is at risk. again you have to
understand that as soon as you send this money, you are not going to
send any more money again till your Atm card get to your destination
address. Please note that today is the final day. so try all you can to
send this fee today so that you can receive your package this Afternoon
3pm, 7th of March, 2011. so right now call Paul George. Tele: +1
206-426-6305.  Fax: +1 206-426-6017 right now he will deliver it to you
today because he will be leaving Usa by Tuesday morning been 8th,
March, 2011.



Waiting to hear from you soon.

Thanks,

Mr. Peter Williams.

Tele: (+229) 93126095

Reply to this email : interl.departm2@msn.com

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