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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: United Nation <"www.">
Reply-To: United Nation <>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:05:11 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Call Agent Louis Henry For Your Parcel +1-256-661-0206


We have finally succeeded in getting your package worth of $2.5 million
out of delivery your ATM VISA CARD with the help of Mr James George
Attorney General of Federal High Court of Justice Benin Republic
which act as your foreign Attorney representative here in Benin Republic.

So every necessary arrangement has been made successfully with the
Agent Louis Henry of the ATM VISA CARD and every Documents guiding
your delivery is well updated so you are advice to re-confirm your
full delivery information to the Agent right now as he is currently at
Mobile Regional. International Airport Alabama (USA) with your ATM VISA CARD,
As he called me this morning to inform me that he miss no time to
waste due to his flight ticket,

So the Information you are Required to Reconfirm to the Agent is as Follow.

(1)Your Full Name=============
(2)Mobile Phone Number======
(3)Current Home Address========
(6)Nearest Airport ==============as he is at Mobile Regional
International Airport Alabama (USA) right now because of the Searching and
Scanning of the ATM VISA CARD which made him to misplace your address
(7)A Copy of Your I D For Identification or driving license

Contact person,

Name- Agent Louis Henry
Contact number (256) 661-0206
email address:(

So contact him to deliver your ATM VISA CARD first thing tomorrow
morning possibly today, So get back to us immediately you contact the
Agent to make sure that your fund has getting to you without any


Rev. Kevin Anthony
Mobile: +229 63843848

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