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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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Fraud email example:

From: Stephen Williams <>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:22:20 -0300
Subject: Attention My Dear Friend,

Attention My Dear Friend,

I have finally succeeded in getting your consignment box worthy of
$20million dollars out of delivery security room, with the

help of Barrister Frank Jimmy SENIOR ADVOCATE OF BENIN (SAB) Federal
Supreme High Court of Benin which act as your foreign

Attorney representative here in Benin so he convince the authority in
your country that your consignment box has no link with

terrorist or drug trafficking.

Finally the authority at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
Airport 6000 North Terminal Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia

of United States has agree to allow the diplomatic agent Paul Uba to
leave the airport with your consignment box worth

$20million dollars in cash, the authority has agreed that Paul will be
leaving the airport as soon as he present the

Insurance Coverage Certificate of your consignment which will be
obtain from Benin republic. However, I will advise you to

reconfirm your delivery information to the agent Paul Uba to avoid
wrong delivering.

Your Full Name:
Cell/Mobile Number:
A Copy of Your ID for Identification attached
Nearest Airport: as he is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta, Georgia right
now because of the Searching and Scanning of the

package which made him to misplace your Information.

Contact the diplomatic agent in person with the below information as
his waiting to communicate with you call him on his cell

phone 928-554-2514 enable you give him full direction location without
any problem:

Name: Agent Paul Uba
Cell Phone: 928-554-2514

Furthermore remember the Agent Paul Uba whom will deliver the package
does not know the content of that consignment box is

money because the Attorney which represented you registered it as a
family value to avoid hitch during the delivery so

unknown circumstances should you let him know the content of that
consignment box is $20million dollars to avoid lost of your

fund as your Consignment was Sign and Stamp by Federal Ministry of
Justice to make sure that it is protected until it gets to

you as no authority is allow to open the consignment box expect you.
Also call me as soon as you receive this massage to

discuss on issue of the needed Insurance Coverage Certificate of your
consignment which require some little fee contact me

with the below information so we can discuss on how to obtain the
needed Insurance Coverage Certificate immediately on your


Stephen Williams
Telephone: +229-6139-2943 or +229-6867-2419

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