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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: Aiport Authority <>
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 00:36:43 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Attention; Please

5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway,
Charlotte , North Carolina (NC), 28208,
USA Airport Code: CLT
From Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).
Pls, Read this massage very well and understand the
reason why your consignment box did not delivered to you, yet.

Attention; Please,

On 20TH/03/2016 diplomatic agent, Mr. Donald Packer, was stopped here in Charlotte Douglas International Airport with two consignment contains $2.800,000.00 Usd each.U S Ambassador Mr.Michael Raynor, informed us that the consignment is from D H L company Benin Republic and it belongs to you and we ask him for insurance certificate and international delivery permit which he stated that he is not with the certificate.

Then we decided to send him back until the insurance certificate and international delivery permit is obtained. ON March; 25th/2016 we find out that the same amount is send through D H L Express - Express consignment Delivery.

We contact D H L Company Benin to verify the score of this consignment. After their investigation we were made to understand that the two consignment boxes of $2.800,000.00 each is your compensation inheritance fund from ECOWAS. your consignment is here in Charlotte Douglas International Airport .

All we require from you before the consignment will be delivered to you is insurance certificate which will cost you only $68.00 USD for the insurance certificate and international delivery permit, this is all we need from you. I will assist you with the best I can and make sure your shipment commence once the charges of the certificate is paid. Be informed that we made arrangement with F.B.I and border protection that your consignment will be delivered without any stoppages.

The fee required is to enable the courier company Benin secure the insurance clearance certificate and international delivering permit, I want you to try your best and send the $68.00 to the payment details listed below and once this is done the diplomatic agent will complete your delivering within the next 3hours today, and we have contacted the courier company Benin to enquirer about the process of getting the Certificate.

We were informed that the beneficiary of the package will pay for the Certificate,You have to pay this fee directly to them via Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer, use the information below to send the $68.00 today and once payment is made forward it courier company address for them to get the needed certificate to enable their diplomatic agent complete the delivering.

Payment Information.

Recievers Name:::::CHINEDU OBIEFUN
Country:::::::::Cotonou Benin Republic.
City::::::::::::: Port Novo
Text Question::::::God is.
Text Answe::::::::::Good
Amount To Be Paid:::::$68.00 Dollars
Sender's Name::::::::::::::::::::::

Once the payment is made get back to me with the confirmation and reconfirm your delivery information for immediate proceed.
details listed below. Sender name
Confirmation mtcn number
Text question and answer used
Sender address used.

Note: I want you to try your best and send the charge fee once you receive this email because i want everything to be done fast and I assure you that this is the last fee required so you have nothing to worry about.

Await your reply and the payment confirmation.

Have a wonderful day.
Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Rosemary Java.

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