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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: "JP Morgan Chase Bank" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <chasebank2013@imail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:06:53 +1100
Subject: Your Asset Funds Code (LN2932K12CP),

FROM THE JP MORGAN CHASE BANK
Winchester Virginia United States
 
Attn:
 
We have been informed this day by the concern authority to have your (FUNDS) release process completed otherwise, the funds will be declared unserviceable by the bank and consequently, itís confiscation.
 
The time frame is very short and technically, bank transfer is the fastest means of getting this done, so we have reverted to status qua.
 
Mandate has been issued to a commission namely UNCLAIMED ASSET/ASSETS RE-UNITED, USA here in the UNITED STATES to effect this payment to you using it's traditional banking procedure, VIA WIRE TRANSFER and you are to contact the Executive director of JP MORGAN CHASE BANK  for the release of the funds to be transferred into your nominated bank account, and here is the contact information below.
 
Executive Director JP MORGAN CHASE BANK
Timothy P. Flynn
Contact Address: 270 North Avenue New Rochelle
NY  10801 United States.
contact Email:( timothypflynn@cash4u.com )
private Email ( ex.directorjpmorganchasebank@gmail.com)
 
If you are receiving this notification for the first (Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) which is on your name, can only be paid upon our receipt of your beneficiary identification security transfer CODE which is (LN2932K12CP) for clearance of the funds. Send it immediately to us for instant accreditation of your proceeds into your account as listed below.
 
1) Your full name:      
2) Phone, fax and mobile:
3) Address :
4) Profession:   
5) Age:
6) Marital status:
7) Copy of your any valid ID card: 
 
Ensure you contact Timothy P. Flynn with all your Full contact details regarding of your Funds and get back to us for more information.
 
NB. THIS TRANSACTION IS BEING MONITORED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IN ORDER TO GUARDS US FOR INTERNET IMPOSTOR AND AWARE OF SCAM..
 
Thanks.
 
Garry Fisher
Re-United Asset Manager
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK

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