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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: "MISS DONNA GWEN" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:20:39 -0700
Subject: (F.B.I) Attention Your $3.5 Million USD Compensation Funds Award Have Been Released Today!

Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
Fbi Headquarters In Washington, DC
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC20535-0001 Website:

Attention Lucky Beneficiary:


would like to bring to your notice that your email address has won you the

total ransom of $ 3.5,000,000 ($ 3.5 Million USD) from the United Nations

Organizations (UNO) due to the uncontrollable fraudulent activities which

has gone viral in the United State Of America and the World at large.

Your email address was discovered from some scammers caught at the West

Africa part of the World by the FBI, So due to this reason the Secretary

General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the President of the FBI

James Comey after having a conference meeting about these, they decided

to compensate the rightful owners of those emails with the sum of $ 3.5

million each which they believe have been scammed or might have

illegally sent money through one means or the order and your email

address was among the group of emails that was discovered. So that is why

we are in contact with you to direct and instruct you on how to get your

Compensation Funds Award delivered at your doorstep peacefully.

However the National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United

Nations have successfully passed a mandate to the Federal Bureau of

Investigation to boost these exercise of clearing all foreign debts owned to

you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to

have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery / Gambling, Inheritance and

Compensation Funds Award worth the sum of $ 3.5 Million USD.

Furthermore, this is how you can receive your Compensation Funds Award

worth the sum of $ 3.5 Million USD by an ATM Debit Master Card issued


ATM Debit Mater Card: The PACIFIC WEST BANK OF AMERICA will be

issuing you an ATM Debit Master Card which you can be able to withdraw

up to $ 10,000 per day at any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo

on it, and the card have to be renewed within 4 years time which is 2020.

Also with the ATM Debit Mater Card you will be able to transfer Money

into your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook

manual to enlighten you on how to make use of it. You You can get this

ATM card even if you do not have a bank account because an account

have been created on your behalf at the PACIFIC WEST BANK OF AMERICA

where your $ 3.5 Million USD have been deposited.

Regarding to the delivery of your ATM CARD, we have signed a contract

with new legalized Shipping Company the CARGO LOGISTIC Delivery

Company and the contract should expire in next three weeks which means

you can loss your funds if you fail to comply within the (3) working weeks.

But before the CARGO LOGISTIC Delivery Diplomats can leave for your

doorstep you will only need to pay for their Delivery fee for your ATM

CARD to be delivered at your home which is only $ 399.00 US Dollars

instead of paying the normal $ 584 you are hereby saving $ 185 Dollars if

you pay before the three weeks of May / July 2016.
Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual

fee is definitely an impostor and you will have to stop communication with

every other person if you have been in contact with any because this is the

only funds you have out here pending and should be delivered to your

home address (214 Chalfonte Av. USA) without experiencing much delays.

Note: Every order Bills and Taxes has been taken care of by The United

Nation and the United State FBI, so the CARGO LOGISTIC delivery fee is all

you will ever have to pay which is $ 399 USA Dollars only Do not send

money to anyone until. you read this and have heard from me. The actual

fees for shipping your ATM card is $ 586 dollars but because CARGO

LOGISTIC does not operate with the COD method which gives you the

chance to pay when package is delivered, so for international shipping We

had to signed contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fee

reduce from the actual fee of $ 586 to $ 399 nothing more and no hidden

fees of any sort!

Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from the (CARGO

LOGISTIC) Website ( To confirm the three beneficiaries like

you who have received their payment successfully.

JOHNNY ALMANTE ============== 1Z2X59394198080570
GARY METZGER ============== 1Z2X59394195952759
GLEN PAPANIKAS ============== 1Z2X59394198690947

So to effect the release of your Compensation funds valued at $

3.5,000,000.00 USD ($ 3.5 Million USA dollars) you are advised to contact

our correspondent at the FBI Headquarters in Washington DC the delivery

officer in charge Agent Mark Ruben with this contact information below!


Office Email:
Cell Phone Number: +1 (307) 855-7511

You are advised and instructed to contact him with the information's

needed as stated below to confirm if the one we have at our data base is

correct; thereby making your CARGO LOGISTIC SERVICE delivery fee of $

399.00 USD available to avoiding much delays in the conclusion of this


2.) AGE:
3.) SEX:
8.) PHONE:

Upon receipt of your payment details been confirmed available the CARGO

LOGISTIC SERVICE delivery officer will ensure that your package is

delivered to you personally within 24 working hours, Because we are so

sure of everything and we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee

that if you do not receive your ATM CARD / Compensation Funds Award

within the next 24 hrs after you have made the payment for shipping

your package your shipping fee will be refunded back to you, And make

sure that you keep the receipt of the $ 399 payment that you made because

that is one of the prove you will show to the delivery diplomats when they

arrive at your doorstep with your package.

NOTE: If you received this message in your SPAM / BULK folder, that is

because of the restrictions implemented by your Internet Service Provider,

we (FBI) urge you to treat it genuinely, and this email is fully under

supervision of the FBI and will be until you have your ATM card at your

door step, so kindly follow the instruction and have this Card delivered to

your address without any more delay by paying the CARGO LOGISTIC

SERVICE Delivery fee and send to the United State FBI Approved officer

Mark Ruben As stated above.



Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
Fbi Headquarters In Washington, DC
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20535-0001 Website:

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