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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.Dickson Unity" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:57:04 +0530
Subject: GOOD DAY.

Dear Sir/madam,
This mail is to intimate you that our organization cleans out defaced currency called anti-breeze bank notes.
In case you have made any kind of currency transacting business that has cursed your defaced funds to be
stocked somewhere unfinished, we can be of help to you by cleansing the funds with our super toxic cleansing
detergent/solution which we have been using to help lots of people over the years till this present day.

We work globally with high technical skills and you will not be charged for any chemical/materials to be
used for the cleansing of your defaced currency but you must bear in mind that 30% of the total money cleaned
will be our commission after Cleansing. Please, if interested and you really want us to help you on this matter,
you must understand the rules of the non-negotiable percentage (30%).

We offer chemicals and solution for any anti-breeze bank currencies such as defaced British pounds,
U.S dollars, Euro, Yen or any local currencies. We do have specialized representatives in six countries
viz.: 1.France, 2.China, 3.India, 4.Belarus, 5.Pakistan and 6.UAE (Dubai). So, if you know that you are from
any of these aforementioned countries and also in agreement with our percentage terms (30%), then, I will
appreciate if you kindly contact me via:

Your reply should also be sent along with:
(1)Your full name
(2)Your gender

Make sure you forward your reply to the below stated Email contact:

Dr.Dickson Unity
Lab coordinator.

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