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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: "Rev. Sis. Stella Maris" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <revssam@outlook.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:20:56 +0900
Subject: URGENT NOTICE CODE ( 0036589)

URGENT NOTICE CODE ( 0036589)
Attn: Sir/Madam,
          REF: WORLD BANK/UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION UNIT
I am Rev Sister  Stella Audrey Maris, the Head of Compensation Unit. Sequel to your non response of my earlier letter to you for your Compensation Fund of $5.5m USD since I did not hear from you, Then I have to deposit the total Money valued $5.5m at CARGO HEAD OFFICE as a consignment box because I traveled out of the country and I will not be back till next month end.
Please contact the TRUST CARGO SERVICE Head office to deliver your consignment box to you. I have paid for the delivery Charges. The only fee you will pay is for demurrhage the box accumulated since the box deposited with them.
Please take note that as soon as they deliver the consignment, use this CODE NUMBERS TO OPEN THE BOX So AS TO CONFIRM THE TOTAL FUNDS OF FIVE MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($5.5M) THIS CODE ( 0019455] IS FOR YOU AND MUST BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL BECAUSE IT IS JUST FOR YOU ALONE. PLEASE CONTACT THEM TO THE BELOW INFORMATION.
TRUST CARGO SERVICE HEAD OFFICE
PERSON TO CONTACT DISPATCH DIRECTOR: (DR ELVIS GREEN)
Email:trust_cargoservicesco@yahoo.com
Try to contact them as soon as possible to avoid any more storage fees or delay in the delivery Please re-confirm the below information to the company immediately and tell them to deliver your consignment at your door step as soon as Possible. Please be aware that they are waiting for you to contact them with your information to avoid mistake in delivery.
(1)Your Full Name:
(2) Your Address:
(3)Youíre Cell Phone:
(4) Your Company Name:
(5) Your Company Address:
(6)Youíre Company Position:
(7) Your Profession:
(8) Your Age:
(9)Your Marital Status:
Let me know as soon as you receive your consignment, please always call them to know the condition of this consignment, Reply me on this email... revssam@outlook.com
Best Wishes,
Rev Sister Stella Audrey Maris
ssm.stellmaris@gmail.com

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