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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 Peter" <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 20:03:19 +0100
Subject: Re: what is going on?


This is to let you know that we have received an instruction from the
United Nation by orders of the Ministry of Finance, Republic of Benin
to release your Approved payment of US$50 Million Dollars via ATM
cash Card which you will use to withdraw your US$50 Million Dollars
from any ATM Machine in any part of the world.

I must thank you and assure you that ATM Card number 4084 6100 0023
6114; has been approved and upgraded in your favor today. The amount
upgraded in the ATM CARD is US$50 Million Dollars and your secret pin
number is 8081, Right now,

Invitation have been extended to you to visit UBA BANK Benin Republic
for collection of your ATM cash Card and PIN NUMBER so that you can
activate it by yourself and start withdrawing funds from any ATM
Machine in your country but the amount you can withdraw in a day is
$23,000, per day as we have programmed it.

Alternatively, if you are unable to visit UBA BANK Republic of Benin
for collection of this your ATM cash Card and PIN NUMBER, you must
therefore apply for the ATM cash Card and PIN NUMBER to be sent to you
via our diplomatic courier service at your own expenses by-offsetting
the following payments such as; (1) Shipment fee of the ATM cash Card
to your address amounting to US$100.00. (2) Insurance Coverage of the
ATM cash Card amounting to USDS$150.00.

Both payments is the sum of US$250.00 must be paid to enable us ship
the ATM cash Card to your address to enable you start withdrawing your
US$50 Million Dollars from any ATM machine in any part of the world.
This ATM cash Card must be insured so that it can get to you without
any problem and diversion. This is because this ATM cash Card that can
be use to withdraw funds from any ATM Machine in every part of the

And make sure you do forward to them your full information's such as.
(1) your full name.(2) Address where you want them to send the card
through diplomatic courier Service (P.O Box not accepted). (3) Your
full name and total amount you are expecting, Instead of losing your
fund. (4) you're direct telephone numbers. (5) A copy of your
international passport. Please indicate to the card center the total
sum you are expecting and for your information, you have to stop any
further communication with any institution or office until you receive
the ATM cash Card. Note: because of impostors, we hereby issue you,
your pin code of conduct tag number, which is (8081) so you must have
to indicate this code when contacting the card center. We await your
urgent response.

So, if you cannot come to UBA BANK of Republic of Benin for collection
of your ATM cash Card, you must therefore kindly go right now To
western union or money gram and send this shipment and insurance fee
of US$250.00 via Western Union Money transfer or money gram with the
details below And write your MTCN number down and your sender name
below down the details

Receiver's Name.. Midokpe Edvige Tovichede
Country.. Benin Republic
City.. Cotonou
Text Question..WHEN?
Text Answer...NOW
Amount $250.00 Only.


As soon as the fee is received, we shall immediately dispatch the ATM
cash Card to you and it will take only 2 days to arrive to your
address to enable you start withdrawing funds that same day from any
ATM machine nearest to you.

Thanks for your understanding and we are waiting for your quick reply
and the payment information.

This massage is coming from.
Foreign Contract Payments
send me sms: +229 98836885
Mr. Robert Peter.

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