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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:

Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 23:30:54 +0530 (IST)
Subject: Inspector General of fraud International Interpol Police Force Unit.


You are welcome to desk of
Hon,Reff Joseph Marthin,International Interpol Police  Force Investigation  Unit
Benin Rep,Working together towards a corruption-free world by promoting and
defending integrity, justice and the rule of law’ Mission
statement of the International Anti-Corruption
Academy,We cover West African
Countries. You has reported today from World
delivering courier department.
This is official notice to you that your
consignment which was sent for you over a couple of  months now  was returned
back to Benin
Republic,after reported received from ( FBI )
Washington DC Capital of United States of America, I know that you have been
waiting for the arrival of your Consignment
since some months now, it is unfortunate that it was returned back,encase if
anyone mighty contacting you via phone or

 We need your absolute
co-operation right now  because,your  Consignment box wort total amount of
$2.800,000,00,is right now in custody of Interpol Police Force Unity Benin
Republic. due Corruption undermines political, social and economic stability. It
threatens security and damages trust and public confidence in systems which
affect people’s daily lives. Although corruption frequently occurs at local or
national level, its consequences are global; its hidden costs immense.


And information we get from
Arthur Stuart III delivery company man stated that he been missing your location
also you has dead and even explained that he entered into an agreement with your
families, to help them receiving your consignment.As the world’s largest
International Interpol Police organization,is taking its place at the forefront
of the fight against corruption.after we received the reported from (FBI)
decided to call the consignment back into our custody,just to find the

The Interpol Police Group of
Experts on Corruption (IGEC) aims to develop and implement new initiatives to
further law enforcement’s efficiency in the fight
against corruption. It is a multi-disciplinary group
with members from all regions of the world, coordinating and harmonizing
different national and regional approaches.The International Anti-Corruption
Academy will be the world’s first educational institute dedicated to fighting
corruption. It will allow law enforcement
professionals and other  to learn from the world’s
foremost authorities in anti-corruption training, research and investigation.



In view of this development,
you are requested to confirm to us if you are alive and also furnish us with
your full names, postage address and telephone numbers to enable us deliver this
consignment to your door step by International Interpol Police Force Unity
Immunity,We have 186 member Countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates
cross-border Police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations,
authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat International



 Interpol aims to facilitate
International Police
Force co-operation even where diplomatic relations
do not exist between particular Countries.Action is taken within 72hours the
limits of existing laws in different Countries and in the spirit of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Interpol s constitution prohibits any
intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial
character. Interpol as Leadership The President of Interpol Police Force and the
General work closely together in providing strong
leadership and direction to the Organization.

Interpol Police Force, in
partnership with the Stars Initiative, is working towards the recovery and
return of stolen assets. This project allows Interpol to actively engage national law
enforcement bodies in co-ordinate efforts to trace,
seize, confiscate and return public funds
to victim countries.

Meanwhile,the demur rage your
consignment has accumulated so far since it back into our custody  is total
amount of $189USD and I am advising you to be fast in all your action to avoid
more demur rages. Be rest assured that upon receipt of the above information
with the fee of $189.dollar ,we will proceed in delivering your consignment
which will be accompanied by our delegate.For security reasons endeavor to
indicate this ( CODE NUMBER ) ( BJ/XXL14160) this code shows that you are the
rightful owner of the consignment box.


Below Interpol Police
accountant officer name where you should send the money $189.


Receiver Name.: Oba
Country.:Benin Republic
   Answer.:  B

are now waiting to receive the western union payment information today so that
you will able to receive your consignment box ok.

Hon,Reff Joseph Marthin
General of fraud International Interpol Police Force
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