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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: "Dr Mrs. Juliet A. Madubueze" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 00:11:33 -0700 (PDT)



Central Bank of Nigeria

Head Office Complex,

Central Business District

Abuja FCT. - Nigeria.

From The Desk Of:

Dr. Mrs. Juliet A. Madubueze

(Board Member).

Attention: Beneficiary ,

I am Mrs. Juliet Madubueze , Board
Member of Central Bank Of Nigeria (C.B.N) I am Instructed to officially
inform you that we have verified your contract/ inheritance file and
the Executive Chairman of "E.C.D.R".I discovered that your name and
email address (in the Central Computer among the list of unpaid
contractors, inheritance next of kin and lotto beneficiaries that was
originated from Africa (Nigerian Government) Europe, Asia Plus Middle
east,Americans) among the list of individuals and companies that your
unpaid fund has been located to a suspense account.

Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment

Right now we have arranged your
payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTRE from European Union,
which is the latest instruction from the new elected president Mr.
Goodluck Jonathan (GCFR) Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This card center will send you an ATM
card, which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM machine in
any part of the world, but the maximum is Ten Thousand United States
Dollars ($5,000.00) per day. So if you like to receive your fund in
this way, please let us know and send the following information as
listed below :or if you wish to recive your payment via bank to bank
transfer , you will as well send to me your banking infomtions .

1. Full name: ====

2. Phone and fax number: ===

3. Address were you want them to send the ATM card to: ====

4. Your age and current occupation.  ===

We will forward your information to
the director of ATM CARD payment officer Chief Dr.Leo Joshua  and the
executive GOVERNOR Dr. Lamido Sanusi   (Board Member) upon our receipt
of the above information. Or you can call him. This is his direct phone
number:    +234-8108-100-774

Note that the ATM card payment center
was mandated to issue out $8000.000,00 Eight Million US Dollars as your
payment for this fiscal year 2012 to you, so bear with us.

We anticipate your total compliance to this message immediately.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Mrs. Juliet A. Madubueze

(CBN Board  Member)



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