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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: Ria Money Transfer <"www.">
Reply-To: Ria Money Transfer <>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 08:04:04 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Good Day to You My Dear Welcome to Ria Money Transfer Office

No.85Queen rue bph141 Kingston Street, Cotonou Benin EC4V
4AB save time, send money, earn rewards! money transfer is a service people
Trust ANNIVERSARY DAY Thank you for using Ria money transfer!).

Good Day to You My Dear Welcome to Ria Money Transfer Office

Please contact Ria Money Transfer Office for your fund worth sum of $4.800, 000.00 United State
Dollar has been released and the transfer began today through Ria Money Transfer and amount which
you will be receiving each day is $2500.00 daily. So contact the manager in Ria Money Transfer Office
Right now ask her for your first payment,The Ria Money Transfer Office Manager Name is Mrs. Jennifer
Henry COOL ,therefore before We proceed with your first payment contact Ria Money Transfer Office with
all your Transfer details as you requested. To enable them activate your account file so that you will
be Able to pick up your first payment,looking forward to hear from you with all you Transfer details such
as Your Receivers Name, Country, City, Telephone, Home Address

You are to reply through the Manager official email address and you are advice to use you fund code which giving by the
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (FMF) as you Subject when reply to the Manager to able her know that you are the really owner
of the fund you fund code is 007106 don’t give it to any one to avoid lose of you fund ( )

Have it in mind, there are some obligation in which you need to take Care of, you are to
pay for the Transfer activation of your fund Of $4.800, 000.00 Million United State Dollar
and you are to pay the fee to FEDERAL MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (FMF) which will cost you sum of $150 USD,

So you are highly advice to proceed to Ria ,Western Union or Money
Gram office near you and send the sum of $150 which is for the Transfer activation of
your total fund, note that the only thing holding us from releasing
your first payment now is the amount being needed for the Transfer activation
And you are to follow up with the instruction being given to You and to enable you
confirm your first payment starting from today.

You are to use below information to send the needed amount of $150

Receiver Name ; Anthony Anaute
Country ; Benin Republic
City ; Cotonou
Text Question ; In God
Text Answer ; We Trust
Amount ; $150
MTCN Number..........
Senders Name.........

Email back with the MTCN Number and Senders Name as soon as you send the needed fee
to enable us proceed with your transaction.

E-mail :( )
Tel.+22999080288 Call or Text

Promotion Office
Mr. Mike Mark Ria Money Transfer Office Agent

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