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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: Director Jackson Roland <"ww1.">
Reply-To: Director Jackson Roland <>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 22:41:57 +0900 (JST)


Your Consignment Box worth of $10.5Million United States Dollars we Wish to inform you that
the diplomatic agent conveying the consignment box valued the sum of $10.5 Million United States Dollars
is currently At JFK International airport now.

We required you to reconfirm the Following information below so that he can deliver your consignment box to you today.
Contact person Diplomat Jose Pedro and also make sure that you forward your Code Number registration's to him because it is very Important to enable him locate your address

meanwhile i want to use this opportunity to let you know that the United state embassy in West Africa
has used about $6.000.00 united state dollars from their pocket to get some Important documents that is required for you to receive your funds worth $10.5million united state dollars so There fore we the united state embassy in West Africa urge you to stop every dealing you have with any other Company like FedEx or banks like western union, money gram united bank for Africa or central bank none of Them have any fund for You. all they need is to steal your money and dump you, forward such email to us to track them down.

In order word we required your urgent responds to this email with below stated Information. and please be informed that immediately you meet with our agent he will follow you to your bank to confirm your money and once you did that don't forget to pay back the $6.000.00usd which the embassy use To obtain the document that allows your fund to get to you please do that to avoid problems ok below Information is what we require that you should reconfirm to the diplomatic Agent

Full Name=========
Your Home Address=======
Your Country========
Your ID============
Your Telephone =========
Your City==========
Bank CODE NUMBER: 0140479and
Your nearest air port===========

Make sure you don't let the agent know the content of the consignment box for security purpose and i want this to be between you and us to avoid another person contacting the agent over your funds OK Immediately you Contact him, he will deliver your consignment box to you, Contact phone number CALL HIM and TExT HIM ON (702) 246-7877 or email him on this (
Best Regards Director Jackson Roland
( me or text me on +(229)99092219

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