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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.Larry Kady" <>
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:39:31 +0000
Subject: ATTN: My Dear Good day

ATTN: My Dear
Good news,The BRITISH High Commission has actually verified and
discovered that your payment has been unnecessarily Delayed by
corrupt officials of the Company who are Trying to divert your
fund of $5.750,000,00 into their private accounts.

Therefore we have obtained an irrevocable payment guarantee on your
Payment with UBA Bank to make your payment through their new ATM VISA
CARD system which you can use to withdraw your money in any ATM MACHINE
around your area.but if you does not want ATM VISA CARD i will transfer
it through wire transferbank to bank but wire transfer will cost you
$250,00 usd only.

So we are here by inviting you to our office to pick up your ATM VISA
CARD but if you cannot be able to come down here in our office in
person be inform that you are going to pay for shipping fee of
$189,00usd for your ATM visa CARD,so if you are unable to come
down here then you are required to update me, so that I will
proceed with the necessary arrangement for the delivery of your

As of now be informed that all arrangement has been done and canceled
and the ATM VISA CARD has be in your name, but to RE-ACTIVATE the ATM
Card you have to forward your current information as requested below
to the bank for the ATM Card re-actification, then they will send you
the ATM CARD for your immediate use.

Here are the information you have to forward to the bank:
1. Your Full Names:_____________
2. Postal Address:_______________
3. Direct Cell Numbers:_______
4. E-mail Address:_________________
5. Sex:_____________________
7. Occupation:__________________

Therefore you are advised to contact UBA Bank accountant Manager
Dr.CHASI ANITA with below Email address( ) Thank
you once again my good friend, May God establishes you with this
little compensation Jesus name Amen.CONTACT PERSON:Mr.Dr.CHASI ANITA
Chief Executive Officer UBA Bank Pl c Benin. Republic Direct Hotline:

Get back to me once you received the ATM VISA CARD OK.
Thanks and God bless you.
Mr. Mr,Larry Kady

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