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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: "Mr. David Mochas" <>
Reply-To: "Mr. David Mochas" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:47:05 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: IMF and United Nation Meeting Today

 This is the only opportunity you have to claim your approved fund from Africa 2.500.000.00USD after IMF and United Nation Meeting Today, i am here to make sure that this delivery is well done as instruction by United Nation once you pay for Signing of delivery to your country so you have to contact Agent Mr. John Ruben file by the court on your behalf.

So i advise you to contact Agent Delivery company Office immediately and ask them to send you the information that you will use to transfer their charge for the signing of your full approve fund document file.

AGENT:- Mr.John Ruben
PHONE NUMBER:- +229 68970863

Please don't allow this golden opportunity to pass you by.



Mr. David Mochas

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