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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:
- This email message is a 419 scam. Please see our 419 FAQ for more details on such scams.
- This email lists mobile phone numbers. Use of such numbers is typical for scams because they allow criminals to conceal their true location. They can receive calls in an Internet cafe from where they send you emails, while pretending to be in some office.
Fraud email example:
From: ALLIANCE FINANCE SECURITY COMPANY <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 18:31:38 +0100
Subject: Re:IMPORTANT MESSAGE
***ALLIANCE FINANCE SECURITY COMPANY***
ATTENTION TO YOU
You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been having a meeting
for the passed 7 months which ended 4 days ago with the secretary to the UNITED
NATIONS Ban Ki-moon. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in
any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with
the sum of $800,000 USD EACH. This includes every foreign contractors,
inheritance, lottery that may have no received their contract sum, and people
that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed
due to Government problems or scammed etc. You can view this page for your perusal:
This is to bring to your notice that Alliance Finance Security Company are
delegated from the UNITED NATIONS in Central Bank to pay the victims from your
country who has being Victims.This compensation winning made for all the people
that have transaction with Africans that lost their money along the line and
after business failed, now the victims are given a lot of complains and report
to the United Nation.
The United Nations Compensation Commission(UNCC)has made available a total of
$863,725,490 to 27 governments and two international organizations for
distribution to 370 successful claimants which you are one. This payment is
made under the third phase of the payment mechanism established by the UNCC
You have to disengage from any body or impersonated officers who claim to be in
position of your fund,thereby misleading and having the opportunity to extort
money from you because some of Africans scammed had heard this new development
from BBC news and they are using it to deceive peoples which we advise you to
stop contact with any body in regard to any transfer originated from Africa both
your local representatives and so here on-now and adhere to our advice to get
your fund paid as soon as you Re-Confirm your details below:
Alliance Finance Security Company advise you to Re-forward your full information
below to enable us to confirm it from our database in order to re-confirm it in
our database for the releasing of your compensation to take place.
1. YOUR FULL NAME
2. YOUR FULL HOME ADDRESS
3. YOUR PERSONAL PHONE NUMBER
4. YOUR IDENTIFICATION
5. YOUR OCCUPATION
6. YOUR AGE
Kindly forward us these information above for further action to take place as
soon as possible.
Your urgent response is needed and Alliance Finance Security Company Highly
Welcome you to our Service at any time.
ALLIANCE FINANCE SECURITY COMPANY
Av. Jean Paul II, Carrefour des Trois Banques,
01 BP 2020
Télex: AFSC 5151 CTNOU
Mr. Paul Johnson
Alliance Finance Security Company
(Public Relation Officer)
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