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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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Fraud email example:

From: " United Nations" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <Citibnktelex@aol.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 16:49:06 +0100
Subject: *****Payment Notification from United Nations And USA Government**********



UNITED NATIONS (UN)
Debt Reconciliation Department.
Geneva-Switzerland.
 
 
Chairman Committee On Foreign
Contract And Inheritance fund Payment Notification
From United Nations And USA Government
Sir. James Wilfeson
 
 
Attn: Beneficiary
 
 
U.S.A GOVERNMENT, WORLD BANK AND UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION OFFICIAL HAS APPROVED TO PAY YOU PART PAYMENT OF YOUR INHERITANCE FUND VALUED OF $15.5M.
 
 
THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER IN CONJUNCTION WITH U.S.A  GOVERNMENT, WORLD BANK AND UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION DO HEREBY GIVE THIS IRREVOCABLE APPROVAL ORDER WITH THIS RELEASE CODE: GNC/3480/01/09 IN YOUR FAVOR FOR YOUR CONTRACT ENTITLEMENT AND YOUR INHERITANCE FUND WHICH YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YET, NOW IT WAS APPROVED BY THE WORLD BANK, THAT YOUR CONTRACT/INHERITANCE FUND SHOULD BE RELEASED THROUGH CITIBANK LONDON . SO YOU ARE ADVISED TO PRESENT ANY OF YOUR CHOICE, ON HOW YOU WANT TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND, EITHER BY ATM CARD OR WIRE TRANSFER, SO IN REGARDS TO THE TRANSFER YOU CAN PROVIDE ANY OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND WITH OUT DELAY. I AM CONTACTING YOU IN REGARDS TO THE INSTRUCTION GIVEN BY UNITED NATIONS, PLEASE I WILL URGE YOU TO TRY AND INDICATE ON HOW YOU WANT YOUR FUND TO BE RELEASED TO YOU FROM THE TWO OPTIONS ABOVE.
 
 
NOW YOUR NEW PAYMENT, UNITED NATIONS APPROVAL NO; UN5685P, WHITE HOUSE APPROVED NO: WH44CV, REFERENCE NO.-3455432 ALLOCATION NO: 566433         PASSWORD NO: 445334,     PIN CODE NO: 33454    AND YOUR CERTIFICATE OF MERIT PAYMENT NO: 453, RELEASED CODE NO: 213345; IMMEDIATE   CITIBANK TELEX  CONFIRMATION NO: 0122124; SECRET CODE NO: XXTN0143, HAVING RECEIVED THESE VITAL PAYMENT NUMBER,  THEREFORE YOU ARE QUALIFIED NOW TO RECEIVED AND CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT WITH THE CITIBANK LONDON IMMEDIATELY WITHIN THE NEXT 72HRS.
 
 
 
 
AS A MATTER OF FACT, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DEAL AND COMMUNICATE ONLY WITH MR. MARK EDWARD, TELEX DEPARTMENT OF CITIBANK LONDON ,WITH THE HELP OF MONITORY TEAM FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NEW YORK WHICH IS OUR OFFICIAL REMITTING BANK, COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT MATTERS IN UNITED NATIONS, HAS LOOK UP TO MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR FUND. SO CONTACT:MR. MARK EDWARD ON HIS CONTACT INFORMATION, DIRECT TELE:+448447744709   FAX:+447092896940, EMAIL: citibnkgroupuk@aol.co.uk  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR CONTRACT/INHERITANCE/AWARD WINNING CLAIM BE INFORMEDTHAT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CORRESPOND WITH ANY PERSON OR OFFICE ANYMORE,YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SEND BELLOW INFORMATION FOR YOUR TRANSFER.
 
1) YOUR FULL NAME:
2) ADDRESS, CITY, STATE AND COUNTRY:
3) PERSONAL CELL PHONE, FAX AND MOBILE:
4) COMPANY NAME (IF ANY) POSITION AND ADDRESS:
5) BANK NAME:
6) BANK ADDRESS:
7) ACCOUNT NUMBER:
8) ROUTING NUMBER OR SWIFT CODE NO:
9) OCCUPATION, AGE AND MARITAL STATUS:
10) COPY OF YOUR INT'L PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENSE:
 
NOTE: YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT/COMMUNICATION CODE WITH MR. MARK EDWARD IS (XP009), YOU ARE ADVICE TO SEND YOUR FULL BANKING INFORMATION TO MR. MARK EDWARD, TELEX DEPARTMENT OF CITIBANK LONDON AND MAKE SURE YOU SPEAK WITH HIM, WITH YOUR NEW PAYMENT CODE FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT AND SEND YOUR BANKING INFORMATION TO HIM .
 
 
CONTACT PERSON: MR. MARK EDWARD
POSITION: TELEX DEPARTMENT OF CITIBANK LONDON
Tele:+447031888508 Fax:+447092896940
Email:  citibnkgroupuk@aol.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
REGARD
 
 
SIR. JAMES WILFESON
(Chairman Committee On Foreign Contract And Inheritance fund
Payment Notification from United Nations And USA Government.)
                                                                                                                                                                   
  APPROVED
 
 
 
 
 
 
                 

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2009 United Nations And USA Government.                                                                                                                                                              
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