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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: "VICKY" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <tim.jerry@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 14:05:30 -0800
Subject: CONTRACT PAYMENT 2010

WORLD BANK GROUP AND UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION
OFFICIAL CONTRACT PAYMENT UNIT.
Our Ref: UNO /SNT/CTB
RELEASE CODE No: 0763
PART-PAYMENT VALUED $8.3M UNITED STATES DOLLARS
 
ATTN: Sir/Mar
 
Our Ref: UNO /SNT/CTB
Youíre Ref
 
WORLD BANK GROUP AND UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION do hereby give this irrevocable approval order with Release Code: GNC/3480/02/2009 in your favor for your contract entitlement/award winning payment with the UNITED NATION to your nominated bank account. Now youíre new Payment, United nation Approval No;UN5685P,White House Approval No: WH44CV, Reference No: 35460021, Allocation No: 674632. Password No: 339331 , Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No: 103, Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Citibank Telex confirmation No: -1114433; Secret Code No: XXTN013, Having received these vital payment numbers, therefore You are qualified now to received and confirm Your payment from the United Nation immediately within the next 72hrs.
 
As a matter of fact, you are required to Deal and Communicate only with MR ANDREW WOLLEY, DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE CITIBANK OF LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, with the help and monitory team from the CITIBANK OF NEW YORK which is our official remitting bank, Committee On Foreign Payment Matters in United Nation, has look up to make sure you receive your DOWN payment of fund valued $8.3m. So contact: MR ANDREW WOLLEY on his contact information hereunder:
 
1) YOUR FULL NAME
2) ADDRESS, CITY, STATE AND COUNTRY
3) PHONE, FAX AND MOBILE
4) COMPANY NAME (IF ANY) POSITION AND ADDRESS
5) BANK ACCOUNT NO:
BANK NAME:
ROUTING NO:
SWIFT CODE:
BANK ADDRESS
6) PROFESSION, AGE AND MARITAL STATUS
7) scanned COPY OF YOUR INT'L PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENSE
 
Direct Cell/mobile, +44-703-598-3417,
Fax Number: +44 870 288 7323,
email address: woller_andre@yahoo.com
 

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