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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: presidency overdue <>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:08:36 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Governments Non-assessment Bond


In regards to your fund transfer, we the entire members of the Federal House of Senate has approved the above transfer in your favour to enable us conclude this year's final stage of Budget Review 2010 as soon as the Government Non-Assesment Bond Authorisation is received [ GNAB ]
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We the entire members of the House Committee has finalized in our last meeting with the head of state before he was taken to a Saudi Arabian hospital for check-ups and placed this decision on all foreign transfering fund on $50 dollars) only, which you have to send now so that the GNAB will be issued to you. Also be informed that the board has met today and endorsed the transfer after seing the transfer papers/cost, the process has began, as this decisions has been placed with all the top government officials involved on the transfer including the bank directors.
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You have to note carefully that the contents of the article of law established under the bank of Nigeria foreign transfer of page 67, cap 10 under paragraph 6, which state clearly that under no circumstances will a huge amount above $500,000.00 be remitted to overseas account without GNAB. And such fund will be disbursed into government account as seized fund. This was the main reason why the fund has not gotten to your bank Account.
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Therefore the bank board and other top officials are demanding for this Government Non- Assessment Bond (GNAB) belonging to our client otherwise there will be a transfer hitch, meanwhile the house has promised them that the GNAB will be forwarded by our client which is necessary for good record purposes.
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You are required to reconfirm to your bank details where you want this $1.5m Usd accrude payment will be transfer into as well as W/U PAYMENT INFORMATION of the $50 for {GNAB}
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We the entire members of the house of senate are using this urgent medium to advise you to make payment of your GNAB fee of $50 without any further delay.

Be rest assured that our appointment to handle and take care of the movement of the fund will not be in vain as we are giving you 100% guarantee to deliver the work as soon as your western union information reaches us at our house email address: {
Note that your fund will be free to move from the CBN bank without any delay if you get the Governments Non-assessment Bond (GNAB) which cost you $50 only to make sure that no government monitor or agent can access or stop the fund during the transfer remittance. You have to get the GNAB written on your name and stamped before the fund is credited to your bank account directly by the Hon. Governor of CBN Mr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
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This was why we have not approved or sign off the bonds of your transfer registry today as the bank insists on the GNAB. Based on these   Explanations, you are hereby advised to send payment information's of $50 The GNAB clarifies that the transaction was made through the full capacity of the government/NNPC and will not be queried for certain circumstance.
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Use the information below for the payment of the $50 GNAB requirements:Via Western Union Money Transfer Or Money GRAM
Receiver name: {DIKE DUKE}.
location: Abuja - Nigeria.
Text question---GNAB,
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Bear in mind that this is the final stage of this transfer. As soon as this is done, it will take only 24hours for the fund to be credited in your designated bank account, you will be contacted by your
Bank herself.

Best Regards

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