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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: "Dr.David Robert" <"www."@swan.ocn.ne.jp>
Reply-To: "Dr.David Robert" <dr.davidrobert009@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:09:07 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Office of the UBA Bank Director,

Office of the UBA Bank Director,

We were authorized by the President of Federal Republic of Benin and the Governing Board of Central Bank to
investigate the unnecessary delay of your payment, to also recommend and approve your claims for payment
if the report of the unclaimed contract/inheritance funds is genuine.
However, we discovered that your funds has been unnecessarily delayed by corrupt officials of some banks and DHL Company.

We have agreed with the authority that we will handle this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation
created by those officials. Currently your Inheritance/Contract fund of $7.5 Million has been credited in ATM card.
Contact Dr.David Robert (UBA Bank ATM director)with your details including:

Your Full Name...............................................................
Your Valid Phone numbers.....................................................
Your Home address............................................................
Your Country And City........................................................
Your Copy of Passport Or Identity card if any ...............................

Note: If you found this mail in your spam folder, it could be due to your Internet Service
Provider, ISP. So move it to your inbox before you reply back.

You have to provide those information immediately for immediate delivery.

Contact Name: --- Dr.David Robert
Email: ---------- dr.davidrobert009@gmail.com
office line: --- +22962150372

Signed,
Management of UBA Bank.

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