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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: "Rev. Fr. Laurier A. Labreche JP." (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:46:25 +0100

Internal Audit ||Monitoring || Consulting and Investigations Division,
Under Spring Bank Nigeria Plc.

Dear Your Urgent Attention Needed,
From: Rev. Fr Laurier A. Labreche JP.

Re: The New Development of your Immediate Release of your Accumulated Interest Payment via International Certified ATM Card.

My name is Rev. Fr Laurier A. Labreche JP, From New Mexico, a Consultant with the United Nations, we the management of United Nation through International Collaboration/ Spring Bank Networking of Nigeria

Deposit Insurance Corporation (SBNDIC), wishes to inform you about your interest sum of US$1, 870,000.00 that was accrued from your capital sum which you are about to receive, we have been notify by the

International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI) of World Bank of Switzerland to release this approved fund to you.

We want to use this medium to inform you that the above interest has been approved for payment to you through International Certified ATM Card based on your choice, and be informed that we have concluded

every legal arrangement pending your acknowledgement of this official notice while you provide to us with your full information and current contact address together with your direct telephone number if different

from what we have.

Meanwhile, be informed that we shall be delivering this International Certified ATM Card to you through FedEx Express Delivery to your house address, which you shall lodge to any bank of your choice, and it will

take only 48hrs to get to you but for the Certified ATM Card is instant cash access.

The IMF secretary general has directed that we work in collaborations with the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission and have decided to waive away all clearance fees/Charges and authorize us to

effect payments without prejudice to the approved beneficiary with immediate effect.

Your full name............


Direct phone number.......

Mobile Number.............

Scan Copy of Identity.....


The only thing you need to receive your fund is the UN Notarization of UN Bill of Right, after which the “UN Bill of Right” Certificate will be issued to you that will supersede any injunction whatsoever and by then

your fund must have been guaranteed. In view of that, the above offices will not be held responsible for your inability to respond to this official letter within 2 banking days, because the World bank has given us a

48 working hours mandate to conclude with this transaction and for your own good interest you should keep this very confidential till you have access to this fund.

In case if you need any clarification, do not hesitate to ask, we are always there to meet your needs and as a matter of facts and urgency you urgently need to call us soon as you finish reading this mail for better

explanations and understandings of yours.

Attached is a scan copy of my identity for your own verification in order to ascertain who you are dealing with, so that you will be rest assured.
Thanks and may God bless you in Jesus name Amen.


Yours in service,

Rev. Fr. Laurier A. Labreche JP.
United Nations Under-Secretary
General for Internal Oversight.
Telephone Number: +234-803-3000-151

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