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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: Phillip Green <>
Date: Sun, 08 May 2016 08:39:32 -0700
Subject: contact now



Final Notice of Your Package In view of your inability to receive your
package with registration #: CT8100AF from National UN E Lottery Award
Cotonou Benin Republic,

originally scheduled to be delivered to you by an agency, city express
delivery (c.e.d).

This package in a golden metal box valued ($8,316,000 USD) (Eight
million three hundred and sixteen thousand dollars) mistakenly arrived
at Dulles International

Airport terminal 5 via British airways flight no.BA297 from Cotonou
Benin Republic, sometime ago. The package with registration no,#:
CT8100AF has been cleared by the

USA customs and is 100% legitimate.

The agency, attached to the airport, city express delivery (c.e.d) who
administered delivery of the package have just return the package to our
Storage facility at the

Dulles Airport Washington DC, due to incomplete address.

Furthermore, I am writing to inform you that the consignment box
storage is over due and the days of grace has elapsed and we shall begin
to charge the daily storage

fee of $89 USD, only, and the fee will be
direct to united nation head office Cotonou Benin Republic. Please
contact, Mr. Norman Collins, he will email you with the detail's for
over due storage payment

information to enable you wire the money to United Nations head office
Cotonou Benin Republic Extension 21 terminal 5, contact Email address :( ) Tel: +22967100546 or text to my direct number
Tel: (202) 656-3184 for more detail's.

While I will advise your delivery information's below to my Email ( ) so that i will commence process for
further delivery of the

shipment to your location once storage charge is confirmed.

1. Your Full Name; .....
2. Your current address; ..........
3. Your phone number; ..............
4. Nearest airport to your location.........
5. Your passport id; ............

Note that this notice serves as our last recovery notice to you as our
department will be compelled to shortlist your package as an unclaimed
consignment, and maybe

forfeited. Note: Delivery of your package from the airport to your
residential address is free.

Best regards,

Phillip Green
United Nations Cargo Unit Agency.
World Wild.
E-mail :
Tel: (202) 656-3184

STORAGE OFFICER Terminal 5 Extension 11

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