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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: "Jeffrey Daisy Wilbanks" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 22:13:15 -0300
Subject: United Nations Inspection Agency

From: Jeffrey Daisy Wilbanks
Inspection Officer.
US/United Nations Inspection Agency
Nashville International Airport, Tennessee.

Attention: Sir,

I am Mr. Jeffrey Daisy Wilbanks, Head of Cargo Inspections, US/United Nations
Inspection department in Nashville International Airport, Tennessee.

During our daily routine Inspection, I discovered an abandoned shipment
a Diplomat from the United Kingdom and when it was scanned, it revealed an
undisclosed sum of money in 2 Metal Trunk Boxes weighing approximately 110kg
each. The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly
declared by the consignee as money rather it was declared as personal
effects/classified documents to either avoid diversion by the Shipping
Agent or
confiscation by relevant authorities. By my assessment, each of the boxes
contains about $4,000,000.00(Four Million United States dollars) or more and
they are still in the airport storage facility up to this moment of
sending you
this message.

The Consignments like I said are two metal trunk boxes weighing about 110kg
each (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm) effective capacity: 680 L)
approximately. The details of the consignment including your name and
email on
the official document from United Nations' office in London where the
was tagged as personal effects/classified documents are still available with

As it stands now, you have to reconfirm your (1) Full Name, (2) Phone Number,
(3) Full Residential Address, so I can cross-check and see if it corresponds
with the one on the official documents. It is now left for you to decide
if you
still need the consignment or we repatriate it back to the UK (place of
as we were instructed. Like I did say again, the shipper abandoned it and ran
away because he gave a false declaration, he could not pay for the yellow
he could not secure a valid non inspection document(s), etc.

We are going to engage the services of a secure shipping/delivery Company
will provide the necessary security that is required to deliver the
CONSIGNMENTS to your doorstep or the destination of your choice. I am
going to
assist you in making sure the packages are delivered.

Best Regards,

Jeffrey Daisy Wilbanks
Head of Cargo Inspections,
US/United Nations Inspection Department,
Nashville International Airport, Tennessee.

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