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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: Administrator <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:29:01 -0700

ICPC NIGERIA (Anti-Fraud Unit)
Head Office: Plot 802, Constitution Avenue
Zone A9 Central Area Garki Abuja.
P. M.B 535,
TEL : +2347011459171



We hereby inform you that out of our records for the year investigation it
is drawn to us that you have been victimized by the men of

However, the management has been dutifully empowered by the Investigation
bureau office of the President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces
of Federal Republic of Nigeria to curb all illicit transaction and workload
of this perpetrator.

In line with the Anti-corruption crusade of the President Muhammadu Buhari
(GCFR)you are by this email notification to stop any contact regarding to
your illegal transaction with this international fraudsters called in
Nigeria 419ers.

Out of our findings there is no any inheritance, Contract and Lottery
payment in your favor or name in Nigeria and the image of this country has
been dented internationally during the past administration of the Federal
Government of Nigeria .

Presently, we have employed a strategy to remit sanity and vow to terminate
the activity of this fraudsters by consolidating our security Network all
over the country in view to monitor all outgoing and incoming communication
to enable us fish out and avert all illegal and suspicious transaction both
domestically and internationally respectively.

Moreover, it occurs that some of our Financial Institutions (Bank) serve as
a Condit pipe by which this fraudsters use to perpetrate the undo crime. We
have signal all these financial institutions to implement scrutinized
investigation before carrying any transaction any bank found culpable of
breaching the law must have their operational
license revoke.

In accordance with the criminal and other related offense act 25 of 1999
constitution we have been officially compel by Senator. A.Aminu(JP),
Chairman Senate committee on Foreign Affair to mapped out billions of
Dollars from the Annual Budget to compensate all defrauded victims as part
of the ongoing National Reform Scheme of the president,

By the strength of this development the sum of US$5.Million United States
Dollars (USD$5,000,000.00) has been SIGNED to each beneficiaries as
compensation, so you will be receiving the above mentioned compensation
fund without fee.

Reply to this email:( )

Be inform from this day that if we find out through security agency that
you are still in email and telephone communication with this criminals your
compensation payment will discard and terminated and you will report to the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for questioning your transaction ,

Kindly send your address where we shall send the original documents of your
compensation by courier to you as it has approved

Reconfirm Your Full name,:.....
Your ID card, :......
Phone Number :.....
Your full address;.....
Your Occupation

For more details on receipt of this mail contact this office.Await for your

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation in this .

Yours Faithfully.
Mr.Ekpo Nta
Chairman ICPC Nigeria.
(Independent Corrupt Pratice Commission,ICPC)
Direct Line:+2347011459171

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