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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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Fraud email example:

Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 10:11:49 +0100 (BST)

Attention Please,   

 This is to notify all of  our customers concerning all the payment of ATM card that are left in custody of the dhl delivery service,  Please note that we receive your email and the informations sent,  which yours are inclusive Besides, we receive the email and the informations that you send to us. Please note that your Atm card is right now in Usa, you have to call the delivery agent to confirm that your package is there. AGENT NAME: Paul George/ Mr. Williams Peter. Tele: +1 206-426-6305.  Fax: +1 206-426-6017. so try all you can to contact them now so that we can get every things done by today without any further delay again.  We have been trying to reach you at te telephone number about your Atm card and you promise that you was going to send the fee today but i did not hear from you. and we are almost at the end of the year and as soon as you can send this fee today your card will be at your door step by today morning.  

So i  am contacting you again  because am in charge for your outstanding package that was ship this afternoon to your destination address. yes it is our responsibility to deliver the transfer to your end  according  to your instruction  either by wire transfer or by issuance of ATM card.this is  a new payment method which has  been developed to help remove all the fees which are sometimes charged on your Atm card funds transfer .  

This fee of  $40 (US$) is for  your package and Vat /clearance document. But remember that after (1day) you did not make the payment then we will divert your ATM Card to our Government, to aviod problem or we will cancel the payment for this year untill next year because this year is not like last year. try to reconfirm us your full home address and your direct telephone number, so that there will be no erro on the delivery. Again after today We will enter A new project  for the year 2012 and that is the reason why we decided to help to all our customers before we enter into the new project.  for your quick delivery.

You (as the Beneficiary ) must pay for purchase form  $40 (US$) this  will  enable us perform the necessary things and send you the paperwork that cover this transfer no  additional fee will be required. no courier fees  No stop payment will be issued no time-consuming the  delivery terms is normally  1day both by wire transfer and ATM card .Via western union money transfer or money gram only with the below Informations.

Senders Name:----
Recivers name:----Jona Uzoma Simple
Receivers Address: C/52 Sadarin Road.
Country:--- Benin Republic
City:-- Cotonou
Question:----Who is our savior ?
Answer:---The Lord Jesus

upon receiving your order and the payment infortion your aproval  transfer 1.2 million will reach your end through any chanel you chose. Please note that your package will be at your door step before 9am this morning your time by today been 01/06/2012, so try all you can to forward us the mtcn as soon as you send the money today, so that we can forward you the tracking details so that you can know where the delivery agent his. but i know that he is right now at Mccall, Usa. so try all you can to call him so that we can know what to do today because to is the last day he has to stay there in Usa. As soon as he deliver the package to you, he is goin to london by today without any further delay. Please try all you can to call

Waiting to hear from you soon.

Best regards,
Mr. Williams Peter.
Tele: +1 206-426-6305.
 Fax: +1 206-426-6017,
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