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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: helen ubuka <>
Reply-To: helen ubuka <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:44:26 +0000 (UTC)

This is to let you  as you did meet up my demand of me coming to do the transfer with your home  computer IP  I  have 

give  Mrs.Lisa  Garry  your Diskette payment  online information's  to transfer the Five Millions Dollars for you she a 

banker  and good friend of me, last when i invited  America  I Was  with her.  do contact her on the below email  she  will

help you use her computer IP  and do your online diskette transfer with original codes transfer  and noted everything you

will do with her is secret as i have remove this funds through diskette online from CBN  I don't  want my Government or the

New CBN  Governor to know  this you must keep secret until she done with your transfer.  all you needs to confirm to her

your bank information she  do it bit by bit to your accounts you will give to her,  after she done  with your transfer you

will give her  10%  for her assistance  and give me  20%  for my share as i  help you  secret to removed this funds.

This is reality Diskette online payment I have use this way to remove  some  client  funds  secret  i want you to have your

funds that is reasons  why i still contact you  again and I have plead to Mrs. Lisa  to help you with her computer IP  to

transfer it for you .  here i can not use my country bank IP because if i use it they will block the transfer  and  made

case with me  and sack me so i don;t want to  take that risk,  feel free  Mrs.Lisa  will do it perfectly with you.

Mrs. Lisa  Garry.
(International Remittance Department)
8400  Long Point  Road,
Houston, Tx,77055,
Email Department.

If you agree  to this  get back to me  and do contact her  or do still want to do it by your self with your home  computer

do let me know,  she is a  banker she  will do  it  nobody will know about this, i have try all my best for you both

software codes  cost  me. but i did not ask you to buy it, i buy it by my self.  sorry for all the delay this is the last 

and end you shall have your funds soon  just be happy and comply  with her.  Respond to my mail   

get back as soon you have this mail. my secret  phone 234 -  8085551698

Helen  Ubuka

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