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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: "Sir Mervyn Allister King" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <pamentoff001@skymail.mn>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:26:58 -0800
Subject: DID YOU INSTRUCT MR. DOUGLAS EDGAR TO CLAIM YOUR FUNDS?.

CENTRAL BANK OF UNITED KINGDOM (CBUK).
INTERNATIONAL HEAD QUARTERS,
UNITED KINGDOM
CONTRACT INFO
CONTRACT#: VAM/GB/LUK/MIN/007
SWIFT CODE: BKENGB2L
EMAIL:bankofenglandnoticeboard@skymail.mn
PHONE NUMBER: +44-703-183-6351
PAYMENT REF: LUK/IRD/GBX/021/07.
 
Attention: Beneficiary
 
YOUR PAYMENT FILE APPROVAL/FINAL NOTIFICATION.
 
We have on this Month, 2011 received a payment credit instructions from the US
GOVERNMENT in collaboration with UNITED NATIONS and WORLD BANK to credit your
account with your full funds valued at (ELEVEN MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND
MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) from the Government reserved account with our Bank.
 
Note as our Bank has just finished programming your file for the transfer to
commence today.
 
Meanwhile,a man came to our office today from (Arizona) USA  claiming to be
your representative.Kindly Re-confirm to us if this man is truly from you
because the Central Bank of United Kingdom will not be responsible for paying
into a wrong account due to your failure in responding back to us.
 
Below  is the information's he provided. Please as a matter of urgency, you
are required to verify the following information and inform us if you are
aware or know anything about this.
 
   CLAIMS NAME: MR. DOUGLAS EDGAR
   BANK NAME: CITI BANK ARIZONA, USA.
   ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6503809428
 
Do re-confirm to us if this man is from you or not.Because we will go ahead
and transfer the funds to him if you fail to get back to us if this man is
your true representative or not.
You are to submit all your information's to Sir Mervyn Allister King through
this email address below and also call him and tell him how you want to
receive your funds.
EMAIL ADDRESS: bankofenglandnoticeboard@skymail.mn
OFFICIAL PHONE NO:  +44-703-183-6351
Information needed from you for clarification on your behalf are as followed:
 
1.    YOUR FULL NAME: ................................
2.    YOUR FULL ADDRESS: .............................
3.    YOUR DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER: ..................
4.    AGE/SEX:   .....................................
5.    YOUR OCCUPATION: ...............................
6.    INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT: ........................
7.    YOUR BANK NAME..................................
8.    YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBERS............................
9.    YOUR ROUTINE NUMBER.............................
10.   YOUR SWIFT CODE.................................
 
As soon as these informationís is been provided, we will commence with all
necessary procedures in order to remit these funds into your nominated  Bank
account
NOTE: The code to this office is (DW009), because of the fact that there have
been a lot of fraudulent activities around the globe we inform you to be
careful prior to these irregularities so that you don't fall victim to this
ugly circumstances  or office claiming to be from the BANK OF ENGLAND, you are
advised to stop further contact or dealing with them in your best interest for
security reasons for the information's you receive from them does not exist
and for those our
working staffs who use this your funds as an avenue of extorting money from
you will soon be arrested and be sent to jail as executed by the prime
minister David Cameron.
 
We also apologize for the inconveniences this transfer has caused you.
Thank you for your usual co-operation.
Congratulations in advance!!!
Best Regards,
Sir Mervyn Allister King
+44-703-183-6351
 

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