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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:

From: "Miss Donna Story" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:17:56 +0400
Subject: FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION...................

BCC: You
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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday to Saturday:

Dear Beneficiary,

Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the
secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This

ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund
which is to the tune of $2.3million Usd due to past

corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves
for their selfish reason and some individuals who have

taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund
which has led to so many losses from your end and

unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations
and Federal Bureau of Investigation and the

International monetary funds have successfully passed a mandate to
the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President

Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts
owed to you and other individuals and organizations

who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum,
Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you

like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment
which is by Check or by ATM card?
ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you
will use to withdraw up to $3,000 per day from any ATM

machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be
renewed in 4 years time which is 2014. Also with the ATM

card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank
account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to

enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.

Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three
working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any

of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via UPS. Because
we have signed a contract with UPS which should expire

in the next three weeks you will only need to pay $280 instead of $620
saving you $340 So if you pay before the three weeks

2011 you save $340 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of
money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and

you will have to stop any communication with every other person if
you have been in contact with any. Also remember that

all you will ever have to spend is $280.00 nothing more!
Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be
successfully delivered to you within the next 24hrs after the

receipt of payment has been

Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of
Nigeria the International Monetary Funds, The United

Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and
clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $280.

shipping your ATM card is $420 but because UPS have

temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay
when package is delivered for international shipping We

had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees
reduce from the actual fee of 620 to $280 nothing more

and no hidden fees of any sort!

To effect the release of your fund valued at $2.3million Usd you are
advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the

delivery officer Mr Danny Blessed
with the information below,
Full Name:Mr Dany Blessed
Telephone: +1347 298 8756
You are advised to contact him with the informations as stated below:

Your full Name..
Your Address:..............
Home/Cell Phone:..............
Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)

Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your
package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so

sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if
you do not receive payment/package within the next 24hrs

after you have made the payment for shipping.

Yours sincerely,
Miss Donna Story

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