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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: "Logistics Vault (ATM CARD) " <>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2016 01:55:01 -0500
Subject: (CASE FILE 54AC003 PAYMENT).164


On behalf of the EURO-MILLIONS AWARD WINNING PRIZE, Minister of Finance and other private sectors here in United state of america brings out this Regular Mail Service to deliver the Unfinished Transfer of Funds and Gratuity that is in the custody of different firms and companies to the rightful owner in any countries. I am Rev.Kelvin Williams representing the {GPS} (Global Postal Service).

The Minister of Finance has ordered the FedEx, Dhl, Ups,world bank, First Bank,Zenith Bank and other firms to release the Atm cards to the GPS (Regular Mail Service), So that they can be mailed out to the rightful owners, because there are too many complains coming to our desk from different customers and the {FGN} Federal Government of United state of america that people are not getting their Instrument to cash their funds and gratuity, e.g people are not getting their Bank Draft and Atm Cards due to the fact that people are not meeting up with the required demands and amount imposed by some of this delivery companies, firms and other sectors and
constant require of fees that are too much for people to handle or handle.

What you have to do now is to contact the Rev. Kelvin Williams as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date, The only money you will send to the agent to deliver your International ATM card to your postal Address in your country is ($220USD) Dollars only being documentation and Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far. Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $220USDollars, beside if you fail to comply with the needed $220 US Dollars required there’s no way we can deliver the International ATM card to your country.


We have series of an Atm Cards here in our custody and they are sealed and we don’t know who and where they belong to we are getting intouch with you to know if you have ever received an email regarding Atm Cards please contact us back as we are ready to Mail them to you this was the order given to me and the company by the Minister of Finance here in United state of america.

Our terms and condition for this service is for us to get the Atm cards to the rightful owner as we are not allowed to open them as they are sealed and we need honest people that knows they have not yet received their funds either in Atm Cards, So we are expecting to hear from you, As we know no Information about you.

I promise you will be revived and regain all that you've ever dreamt of at the end Melissa Brown, I want you to have your mind at rest, your International ATM card will get to you safely without any problem i assure you because the International ATM card is certified and legitimate 100%.

May God be with you and your family.
Remain Blessed,
Rev. Kelvin Williams

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