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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:

Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 15:03:34 -0700
Subject: I have made new arrangements

Dear sir
I have made new arrangements with an international experts in funds managements here with (CIBC FIRST CARIBBEAN BANK CAYMAN ISLAND)After the account opening over there in Cayman Island in the new Bank (CIBC FIRST CARIBBEAN BANK, CAYMAN ISLAND) then she will help you lodge into your new opened account with (CIBC FIRST CARIBBEAN BANK, CAYMAN ISLAND) into your account with the same bank, this arrangements is for safekeeping of your funds because you can not bring all your funds at once to your country because of the new rules and regulations on moving huge sum of funds from one place or the other,
with this arrangements, you will be officially protected and there will be no more records of your funds to your governments, you will only make transfers from your offshore account once you need money to settle matters like payments of your mortgage, payments of your cash loan, children school fees, official business payments and lots of others payments from your side, this is all supported with the official bank to bank transfer system,here is the official website: (
Here is all the Benefits:
Transperency - Best Services
NO Taxes for foreigners !
Personalised account manager
24/7 Internet banking and payments
Send -/receive funds by international wire
IBAN and SWIFT -/BIC payments
NO personal visit to Cayman Islands required
Multicurrency account management
Approval guaranteed!
Yours Faithfully

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