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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: Cyprus Foreign Affairs Minister <>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 15:13:43 +0200
Subject: I await to hear back from you soonest.nnn

Office of the Foreign Affairs Minister
Address: 1a Agias Marinas,4876 Kyperounta
Limassol Cyprus Europe.
Ref: BOC/E2013
Date : August 7th, 2013

Attn : Bonafide Beneficiary,

We have received a payment credit instruction today from the Central Bank
of Cyprus in line with their executive meeting with World bank
delegates,U.N Delegates because we the office of the Foreign Affairs
received an important and emergency report in your favor from our
information minister who found your name in the victims record and decided
to report your matter to the Central Bank in order to compensate you with
the below mentioned sum after the meeting held over foreigner matters like

We are told to contact you today to direct you on how to get in touch with
the only affiliated and paying bank ( Bank of Cyprus) credit your account
with your compensation funds allocated in your name to the sum of €
1,820,000 Euro ( One Million Eight Hundred & Twenty Thousand Euro) through
the help of our Central Bank.

We are told that you are one of the listed Forefinger that fell into the
victim of scam by some Africans that migrated into Cyprus and other part of
European countries some time ago and have to accept this amount as your
full compensation reward from the Federal Government of Cyprus as ordered
by the World bank as you have been already approved to claim this if you
can accept it under minding any amount you might spend with those

However, you shall required to inform us of your most preferable choice of
claiming the fund because we are ordered to direct you on how to deal with
Bank of Cyprus so they can conduct an Irrevocable Direct Wire Transfer to
your bank account or sending to you an Authentic Certified Bank Draft, ATM
Master Card OR Bank Check to your house address as we have already given
the order to the Bank of Cyprus since they are the only appointed bank
choose by our Central Bank to take care of this while we shall be
monitoring their service to all the listed 13 foreigners .

Other vital information shall be made known to you immediately you get back
to us today for us to direct you more but at the same time, you are hereby
advised today to send a copy of your reply direct to the Bank of Cyprus
immediately because they are already waiting to hear from you as we have
told them what to do over your matter but you must make a choice of
claiming your approved fund.Try and contact them and let us know how to
proceed on the release of the fund.

Thanks for your co-operation while looking forward to serving you with the
best of our service. Please know how you communicate with unknown people on
Internet for we are not going to repeat this excise again if you make any
such a mistake to fall victim after this reward.There are some mistakes
and mix-up on the payment list given to us but we are doing our possible
best to sort them out to avoid any wrong release of fund .

Please do try and Get back to us immediately after contacting the Bank of
Cyprus with your code of claim :REF/PAYMENTS CODE
:06654-2013/WB-UN-CCB-CFAMO NOTE : i want you to please be checking both
your email inbox,bulk ,junk or spam because we use to have very slow and
bad internet connection here almost every day because heavy rain fall which
make almost all our letters to enter into spam or bulk .

Contact E-mail is :
Contact Person: Mrs. Rosalina Jumorio

Thanks as we wait to serve you better.

Greetings to your family.
Ms Grazyna Okimoto on behalf of
Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides
The Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Republic of Cyprus.

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