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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. William C. Dudley" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <bk.willdudley@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:28:11 -0700
Subject: ALERT NOTIFICATION FROM FEDERAL RESERVE BANK******

From the desk of Mr. William C.
Dudley
Federal Reserve Bank of New York,33 Liberty St
New York, NY 10045-0001
Email: info@fedreservebank.us.pn
 
 
 
We apologies for the delay of your payment and all the inconveniences we might put you through, while we were having some minor problems with our payment system which in all case not meeting up with fund beneficiary payments, we apologize once again.
 
From the records of outstanding contractors due for payment with federal Government of U.S.A your name was discovered as next on the list out of the 11 outstanding contractors who have not yet received their payments during the 3 years tenure of the previous administration in office please bear with us for making this initial contact through email.
 
Meanwhile, a woman came to this bank a few days ago with a letter claiming to be your true representative. Here is her
informationís below.
 
Name: Mrs. Annette Tamar
Bank name: Citibank , Arizona , USA .
Account Number: 6503809008
Routing number: 322271627
Swift code#:WMSBUS66
Address: 1723 Palmdale Bulv
Palmdale ca.93550
 
Please do reconfirm to this bank as a matter of urgency if his woman is from you or not so that the federal government will not be held responsible for paying into wrong account,if this woman is not your representative, you are requested
to fill and send this informationís for verifications purpose so that your fund valued ($4.700, 000.00 usd) will be remitted in to your nominated bank account.
 
Kindly reconfirm to us the following:
YOUR FULL NAME, POSTAL ADDRESS, PRIVATE TELEPHONE/FAX
NUMBER
 
As soon as this information is received, your funds wiring will be processed directly from Federal Reserve Bank of New York USA . We shall proceed to issue all payment details to the said Mrs. Annette Stillman if we do not hear from you
within the next three working days from today. We are sorry for any inconvenience the delay in transferring of your fund must have caused you.
 
You are alerted to reply urgent via e-mail address: info@fedreservebank.us.pn
 
Sincerely.
Mr. William C. Dudley
Director Federal Reserve Bank
33 Liberty St New York , NY 10045-0001

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