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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: "INTERPOL POLICE FORCE UNIT" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:22:30 -0700

You are welcome to desk of Chief Hon,Jeff Robert Carl the inspector general of
International Interpol Police Force Investigating Nigeria.
Chief Hon,Jeff Robert Carl the inspector general

We are Working towards a corruption-free world by promoting and defending
integrity, justice and the rule of law! Mission statement of the International
Anti-Corruption Academy, We cover West African Countries.


My name is Chief Hon, Jeff Robert Carl the inspector general of International
Interpol Police Force Investigating Nigeria.

We are here to let you know that those officials whom are delaying your funds
not to be sent to you since has been arrested by this Interpol Police Force
Office .

Now contact us with below information and you will get your funds the sum of
$10.5 Millions within 72 hours of your contact to us.

This is to inform you the government of this country Benin Republic is sending
you the sum of US$10 Millions which you were supposed to receive, which was
lost before, because we arrested some scammers for a criminal act which is
against our law and they are confessing since.

The government is rewarding these funds to you as compensation for the past!

One of them gave us your email address which we used to contact you now! If you
are the person, please comply immediately.

Today the president of this country, His Excellency Muhammed Buhari
has set aside
the sum of $500.000.00 US to make it $10.5 Millions (Ten Million Five Hundred
Thousand Us Dollars) and it in a consignment to send to you through diplomatic
inform of delivery . Your Funds is ready now to ship out after you comply and
the diplomatic agent who will bring the consignment are now waiting for you to
reconfirm your address and telephone number and for your information, he don't
know the contact of the consignment for you not to expose the content to him or
any body side.

We have made a concrete arrangement with Diplomatic for a safe delivery to your
door-step once the beneficiary (which is you), contacts us back to reconfirm
your delivery address.

Note: That the delivery fee has been paid on your behalf to him and you are
advised to send only your reconfirmation information and again to us before the
agent will proceed to Benin Republic International Airport with your

Please before we forget the Diplomatic Agent also need the Insurance fee of
$69.00usd so that he can insure the consignment here before moving with it and
you advise to do that immediately to avoid any delay.

Here is where to send the Insurance certificate fee and it is to help your
consignment not to be stop by the Authorities.

Check this tracking info and see the delivery we completed before yours through
the help of United Sate Postal Service and it is your own remain now to
deliver, so comply to enable us complete your own delivery and i am waiting now
and your own delivery tracking number will be giving to you once you pay the

Use Western Union and Money Gram Only For The Payment.

Receiver Name...... Uze Ame
Sender's name................
Question.:What Colour?
Sender's Name............

Please fill this gaps and resend it here and remember that your tracking number
will be giving to you once the insurance fee is paid by you.

Your Full Name.......
Your Country........
Your City............
Your House Address.........
Your Telephone Number.........
Your Passport..........................
Your Age................................
Your Next Of Kin To Hand Over To In-case of you are not around when the
agent arrive..............

Please call our office telephone number once the consignment is delivered
to you .

God bless.

Hon.Chief Jeff Robert Carl the inspector general
Telephone: 00234 8167911434

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