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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: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:35:41 +0200

I am Mr. Eric Franklin Rosser. a computer scientist working with Bank Of America ( B.O.A). I just started work with B.O.A and I came across your file which was marked X and your released disk painted RED in the archive, and i took my time to study it and found out that your file has been due for payment since February 2016.

And the most annoying thing is that they won't tell you the truth that on no account will they ever release the funds to you, instead they allow you spend money unnecessarily. I do not intend to work here all the days of my life, and as a good christian that i am ,i can assure you that i will help you release this funds to you ,but only on one condition,you must certify me of my security because i do not want to loose my job.

I needed to do this because you need to know the status of your Funds and cause of the delay. Please this is like a Mafia scam that is rampant in united states and you may not understand it ,because you are a novice in this aspect. The only thing needed to release this funds .You must acquire the Anti_Drug Terrorist certificate which will be transferred to any of your nominated bank for clearance of the supposed amount that will be transferred to your preferred bank account.

And as soon as this Anti_Drug Terrorist certificate is obtained, your funds will immediately REMITTED into your bank account within 24hours at most.And like i said the ANTI DRUG TERRORIST CERTIFICATE is all that is needed to complete this transfer.

NOTE: That the actual funds are valued at $3.5 MILLION DOLLARS and the Government made a compensation campaign team to released all unpaid beneficiary that are due for payment release,valued at $3.5 MILLION DOLLAR.

Listed below are names of already scam victims and you can check some of this names from google for facts.

2) Mr.Dr.Kofi Hassan
3) Mr.Thomas Brown
4) Pastor Mailer Desmond
5) Mr.Fred Rex
6) Engr. perter Anderson
7) Barrister Donald Williams
8) Mrs. pat Carson
9) Dr. Patrick Aziza
10) Mr.Rex Lemon
11) Mrs. W. D. A. Mshelia
13) Mrs. Rita Ekwesili
14) Barr Jacob Onyema
15) Greg Mark
16) Mr. John Collins: Global Diplomat Director.
17) Foreign fund diplomatic courier
18) Barr. Becky Owens
19) Rev. Steven Jones
20) Alvin Greg
21) Mrs. Debbie Hargrove
22) Mr. Michael Wagner
23) Barr. Isa Farid
24) Dr. Raymond Faye
25) Ibraheem Fashola
26) Dr. Leslie Fawaz
27) Mercy Fajaroo
28) Walter K. Falana
29) Azeez Fatou
30) Ibrahim Fabumi
31) Daniel Faras
32) Michael Faras
33) Minassa Fernandez
34) Viresh Fernando
35) Deacon Diende Fernandez
36) Ben Felix
37) Dr. Ige Femi
38) Chen Hsiu Fei
39) Gloria Festus
40) Lopez Fernando
42) Augusto Fish
43) Dr. Raymond Fingesi
44) Dr. Martin Fibu
45) Joseph Finn
46) Ogom Fidelis
47) Jennifer H. Fiedler
48) Dr. Jimmy Fowler
49) Robert Fortin
50) Dr. Sharon Forrest
51) Prince Michael Fofano
52) Sarah Fofano
53) Tony Foster
54) Dr. Koman Fofar
55) Samuel Fona
56) Grace Fona
57) Funmi Folorunso
58) Mike Franklin
59) Egbo Francois
60) George Freeman
61) Senator Jude Fred
62) Paul Frank
63) Dr. Francis Fregere
64) Walter Frank
65) Olu-Segun Fredrick
66) Justice Philip Francis
67) Raul Franco
68) Desmond Fred
69) Madu Frank
70) Rita Frank
71) Godwin Frank
72) Dr. J. Frances
73) Frank Francis
74) Derrick Frans
75) Kingsley Fred
76) Dr. Carlos Frederico
77) Dr Ola Funmilowo
78) Alan Fumbi
79) Vincent Fuso
80) Dr. John Fugar
81) William Funsho
82) Michael Funsho
83) Shahla Ghasemi
84) Ali-Reza Ghasemi
85) Martins Gambari
86) Jim Gallo
87) Paulo Gato
88) Ben Gafhar
89) Byron Gate
90) Arthur Gai
91) Shinder Gangar
92) Lopez Garvin
93) Abdul Gafah
94) Dr. Rufus Gaba
95) Alhaji Garba
96) Dr. Frank Gani
97) Brigadier Williams Gal
98) Egonna Duru Gal
99) Lucky Garbi
100)Sadique Gadaffi
101) Federick Ike Ganziri
102) Dr. Dennis Gavey
103) Jose Sanchez Garcia
104) Ahmed Gana
105) Jose A. Garcia
106) Major Archie Gates
107) Bavolleni Gallilo
108) Musa Galadima
109) Shehu Galadima
110) Barr. Imam Galadima
111) Barr. Jerry Galadima
112) Mustapha Gambo
113) Dr. Isah Gambo
114) Usman Gambo
115) Engr. Isaac Garuba
116) Alhani Azeez Garuba
117) Engr. Sule Garuba
118) Idris Garuba
119) Mustapha Garuba
120) Mrs Anabel Fred
121) Mrs Sandra Carpenter
122) Capt. philips Bryan
123) Mr Carlos Reverdo
124) Diego Forlan
125) Barr Greg Thompson
126) Mr Bello
127)Jones Williams
128)Scott Daniel
129)Thomas Brown
130)Kealvin Jeff
131)Peter Jeff
132)Patric K.
133)Bisi Carlson
134)Dr.Malasy Honju

Do get in touch with me to finalize this transfer as soon as possible,and also send me your convenient phone number/fax for easy communication,

NOTE:Your information's are needed for the instant release of your funds.

Full Name:
Full Address:
Telephon Number:
A Scan Copy Of Your Identity Card Or Drivers License.

Below is my direct Email Address and phone number for further communication about your funds.

Email Address: ( )
Phone Number: +1 318-524-8318


Your's faithfully,
Mr. Eric Franklin Rosser

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