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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." (may be fake)
Reply-To: <customerservice@unittenation.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 04:16:49 -0600
Subject: UNITED NATIONS.

UNITED NATIONS.
(WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROGRAMME)
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS.
WIRE TRANSFER/AUDIT UNIT
Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX027.



UNITED NATIONS 2011 SCAM VICTIMS

COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS.


SCAMMED VICTIM/$200,000 BENEFICIARIES, REF/PAYMENTS

CODE:06654 $200,000 USD.

This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated

from the United Nations to Central Bank of NIGERIA

to pay 150 scam victims $200,000 USD (Two Hundred

Thousand Dollars) each. You are listed and approved

for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be

paid this amount, get back to me as soon as possible

for the immediate payments of your $200,000 USD

compensations funds.

On this faithful recommendations, I want you to know

that during the last U.N. meetings held at Cotonou,

NIGERIA, it was alarmed so much by the world in the

meetings on the lose of funds by various individuals

to the scams artists operating in syndicates all

over the world today.

In other to compensate victims, the U.N Body is now

paying 150 victims of this operators $200,000 USD

each in accordance with the U.N. recommendations.
Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems

in world today, the payments are to be paid through

Certified Bank Draft and Certified Bank Cheque.
You are to receive your Certified Bank Draft or

Certified Bank Cheque through a reputable Courier

Firm and you are to pay for the mailing fee of $185

while we are to pay for your Insurance Coverage

Bond.

According to the number of applicants at hand, 104

Beneficiaries has been paid, half of the victims are

from the United States, and we still have more 46

left to be paid the compensations of $200,000 USD

each. Your particulars was mentioned by one of the

Syndicates who was arrested as one of their victims

of the operations, you are hereby warned not to

communicate or duplicate this message to him for any

reason what so ever as the U.S. secret service is

already on trace of the other criminals. So keep it

secret till they are all apprehended.

Other victims who have not been contacted can submit

their application as well for scrutiny and possible

consideration.

Kindest Regards.

MR.JOHN IZUALO.
DIRECT LINE.
+234-817-005-3332.
customerservice@unittenation.com

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