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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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Fraud email example:

From: "Mr John B. Lund" <"www.345.">
Reply-To: "Mr John B. Lund" <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 07:07:09 +0900 (JST)
Subject: From Mr. John B. Lund President and Chief Executive Officer
America First Credit Union


>From Mr. John B. Lund
President and Chief Executive Officer
America First Credit Union
Office Address: PO BOX 9199
Ogden, Utah 84409
United States of America.
Tel: +1 205 386 3725

8 a.m.-9 p.m. South-Central Daylight Time(EDT)
Saturday and Sunday
8 a.m.-4 p.m. South-Central Daylight Time(EDT)

Dear Valued Customer,

I am personally sending you this message considering the urgency it deserves following our

resolve to conclude the transfer/remittance of your funds this month. We also acknowledge the receipt

of instructions received from Africa regarding the transfer of ($10,700,000.00 Ten Million Seven

Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) into your given Bank account.

We will proceed to transfer the funds and send you our Smooth Telex Wire Transfer Slip and other

remittance documents as soon as the payment of the United States Insurance Policy fee is confirmed by

the United States Department of the Treasury headed by the Treasurer, Mrs. Rosa Gumaotao Rios.
There are no restrictions in your funds transfer as the funds have been certified clean and free

from terrorist funding. While transferring your funds, we will attach all the clearance documents so

that there will not be any stoppage or delay. Your funds have not been transferred yet because there

is no USIP receipt of payment in your payment file here.

The United States Insurance Policy fee is mandatory for any transfer of funds here in the USA

involving amounts above $1,000,000.00 (one million USD). The amount to be transferred into your

account is $10.7 Million and is far above $1 Million. This is why the $181 USIP fee is required and

the fee cannot be deducted from source in accordance with section 3 subsection 2 (a) of the Huge

Funds Transfer Regulation Act (HFTRA) of 2001 promulgated by law after the terrorist attack on our

dear country. You are to send the fee to the USIP liaison office in Africa where your transaction

originated from therefore, you should get back to me so that I can provide you the information you

need to send the money to them for me to commence your remittance and send you the Transfer Sheet to

confirm the remittance with your Bank.

We are waiting to hear from you so that I can arrange and transfer your funds immediately and

send you all the transfer papers.

Thanks for Banking with the America First Credit Union, while we look forward to serving you


Mr. John B. Lund
President and Chief Executive Officer
America First Credit Union
Tel: +1 205 386 3725

America First Credit Union, N.A. Member FDIC.
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