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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: MR TERRY WHITE <ansarirajiv6@gmail.com>
Reply-To: agentmrterywhite@rocketmail.com
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 17:15:27 +0530 (IST)
Subject: DIPLOMATIC MR TERRY WHITE I NEED YOUR URGENT RESPOND




am DIPLOMATIC MR TERRY WHITE  I have been trying to reach you on your telephone about an hour now just to inform you about my successful arrival in Los Angeles International Airport. Address: One World Way. City: Los Angeles CA, (US) with your two boxes of consignment worth $1.4million usa dollars which I have been instructed by UPS DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICE to be delivered to you. The Airport authority demanded for all the legal back up to prove to them that the fund is no way related with drug nor fraud money,

I have presented the papers I handed to them and they are very much pleased with the papers I presented but the only thing that is still keeping me here is the airport delivery Tag which is not placed on the boxes, one of the Airport Authority has advise that we get the delivery tag so that I can exit the airport immediately and make my delivery successful .I try to reason with them and they stated the delivery tag will cost us just $93 Dollars only to get the two tags placed on the boxes as that tag will enable me get to your house successfully without any interference,they scanned the boxes and found out that the fund is 100 % spend able and accepted by any bank in the whole world.

as I can not afford to spend more time here due to other delivery I have to take care of in Bank ok. Here are the papers backing the funds together with my ID CARD as I can accompany you to your bank were you will deposit the fund successfully with these papers. I have i more vital paper with me but I can only present you the hard copy when I reach your house as that it is the diplomatic rules, such as authorization to deliver.

reconfirm the following informations below so that i can deliver yourconsignment box to you today.


NAME: ====================
ADDRESS: =====================
MOBILE NO.:=======================
NAME OF YOUR NEAREST AIRPORT:================
A COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION :==================


You can direct the tag fee to our Head Office in Benin Republic UPS as they will get the tags here for you and they are entitled to receive and make any payment to foreign countries authority. DIPLOMATIC MR TERRY WHITE Here is my cell phone to contact me.((559-372-6901) clicks here to know the area where I am at http://www.visitingdc.com/airports/lax-airport-address.asp So you have to contact me with this email address (agentmrterywhite@rocketmail.com)


RCEIVER NAME....MR.UBA SAMUEL,
COUNTRY .......... BENIN REPUBLIC
CITY ....................... COTONOU
TEXT QUESTION ........ A
TEXT ANSWERE ........ B
AMOUNT..................$93 USD

SENDER NAME
MTCN

after sending the payment to Our Head Office in Benin Repulic UPS email me the payment information such as mtcn number also senders name text question  and answer to enable me reach them with the payment details so they can get the tags obtain and Fax it to me one hand so i can make my next step to your address today due to the Yellow Tags of the boxes is my only delay now .

(Here Is Your Package Unlocking CODE(AWB33XZS)
Urgent Response is needed because here is very busy and hot
Email me :(agentmrterywhite@rocketmail.com)

Regard
DIPLOMATIC MR TERRY WHITE

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