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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. Linda Ojeda" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <ericworldbank@onet.pl>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:43 -0700
Subject: Attention: Scam Victim

Attention: Scam Victim

Congratulations, you have been picked among 20 Scam Victim`s to be compensate with the sum of $600.000.00 by IMF conjunction World Bank, this was made possible after meeting between some Africa heads of state and the IMF.

You are advice to contact Rev. Eric Houry the zonal officer coordinating the payment through ATM DEBIT CARD payment system, attach your personal details to him.

Details as followed
Name.....
Country.....
Address.....
Telephone.....

His email id is (ericworldbank@onet.pl)

Thanks

Dr. Linda Ojeda

IMF/WORLDBANK OFFICE
BENIN REPUBLIC

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