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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:

Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:22:51 -0700

Address Contact information.
International Court of Justice
Carnegieplein 2, Peace Palace
2517 KJ The Hague,Netherlands.
Tel 31-(0)70-3649928.

Attn: Funds Winner.


Be Officially informed that International Court of Justice (ICJ HAGUE,NETHERLANDS) has won a landslide victory against the Federal Government of Nigeria in a case instituted against them by the ICJ as regards to your outstanding over due funds owed to you by the Nigerian Government by the ICJ,the final judgement was delivered on last week Friday in your favor against the Nigerian Government hence your over due funds will now be PAID to you by the International Finance Department of the International Court of Justice department in Nigeria as an order to that effect has been referred to the Nigerian Government through the Attorney General of Nigeria through the Ministry of Justice Nigeria and there have made your funds available which is the sum of US$7.5Million only (Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) only for direct disbursement to you by the ICJ Finance Department in Nigeria as the procedure entails,note that all your Court winning details has being forwarded the ICJ Finance and payment Departmen

Furtherance to the above now you are as a matter of urgency required to call Sir.Dr.Smith Anderson in Nigeria on his direct telephone numbers as thus: 234-8090718221 for your payment as he is waiting to hear from you to put up your claims for your over due funds,forward to him any valid documents as concerns your funds claims as the rightful beneficiary so that he will VET them and them and then release your funds to you without any upfront payment from you as the ICJ has confirm you as the rightful beneficiary of the funds as delivered in the last week judgement by the below ICJ Judges: Hisashi Owada (Japan); Ronny Abraham (France); Kenneth Keith (New Zealand); Mohamed Bennouna (Morocco); Leonid Skotnikov (Russian) and Nigeria legal team was represented by the following lawyers: Femi Falana (SAN) Emeka Ngige (SAN)Ricky Tafa,and Dele Momodu,Dr.Smith Anderson can be reached with the below details in Nigeria for your urgent payment as i Hisashi Owada (Japan) - President of International Court of Justice has co

International Finance Department of the International Court of Justice department Director.
NAME: Sir.Dr.Smith Anderson
Direct Telephone: 234-8090-718221.

Note that the International Court of Justice which is the final voice of the voiceless in the World and as an affiliate of the United Nations as you can see in this victory we won on your behalf without you spending a dime will not be hold responsible if you because of delays or lackadaisical attitudes fail to put up your claims immediately on your funds,so make haste and call the International Finance Department of the International Court of Justice department Director as above in Nigeria and claim your funds by urgently obtaining a copy of your INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE PAYMENT BOND CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE (ICJPBCC) from him as i said before which will cost you a little sum before he will issue same to you because that is what will certify your funds as a legal and genuine funds so thereby making it impossible for any agency in the World to put your funds ON HOLD once released to you.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr.Hisashi Owada.
President International Court of Justice,

International Court of Justice

General introduction.

The ICJ has its seat at the Peace Palace in The Hague.The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its seat is at the Peace Palace in The Hague. It began work in 1946, when it replaced the Permanent Court of International Justice which had functioned in the Peace Palace since 1922. It operates under a Statute largely similar to that of its predecessor, which is an integral part of the Charter of the United Nations.

The Court has a dual role: to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by States, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized international organs and agencies.

The Court is composed of 15 judges elected to nine-year terms of office by the UN General Assembly and Security Council sitting independently of each other. It may not include more than one judge of any one nationality. The Members of the Court do not represent their governments but rather are independent magistrates. When the Court does not include a judge possessing the nationality of a State party to a case, that State may appoint a person to sit as a judge ad hoc for the purpose of the case.

Leadership Helms.

Hisashi Owada (Japan) - President
Peter Tomka (Slovakia) - Vice-President
Philippe Couvreur (Belgium)- Registrar.

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