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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: " Pastor.stanley ifeanyi Chukwu" <"www.">
Reply-To: " Pastor.stanley ifeanyi Chukwu" <>
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 10:09:33 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Dear,Client,CONTACT ATM Master Express PAYMENT CARD FOR YOUR


We hereby officially notifying you
about the present arrangement to pay you, your over due
Winning Prize/inheritance fund which you could not complete
the process of the released of your transfer pin code
through the Digitized Payment System. We have decided to pay
your funds through (ATM Master Express Credit Card) This
arrangement was initiated/constituted by the World Bank,
United Nation and Paris Club, due to fraudulent activities
going on within the world.

The World Bank, United Nations and
Paris Club introduced this payment arrangement as to enable
our Contract ,Winning Prize,inheritance beneficiary to
receive their fund without any interference. the ATM Master
Express Credit Card was contracted and powered by GOLD CARD

with the sum of$3.500.000.00 USD(three Million Five Hundred
Thousand United State Dollars), it is already loaded in the
Master Card which you can use to access your fund in any ATM
Stand/location worldwide and remember that the maximum
withdrawal daily limit is Ten Thousand United States
Dollars(US$10,000.00)we have concluded delivery arrangement
with the below courier services companies and their delivery
names is stated below.

UPS=Courier service company48hrs/$750
FedEx=Courier service company72hrs/$375
DHL=Courier service company4days/$450

Kindly provide me with the below
details in your response to this email and let me know which
courier company you would want us to use for the shipment of
your ATM Card to your home giving address.

1. Your Delivery Address:
2. Your Full Names:
3.Your Tele Phone Number:
4. Your Occupation:
5. Your Age:
6. Sex:
7.Your driving licence,,,
8.Your next of kin name....

Understand that you will pay for
the delivery fee of your ATM Master Express Card to you with
any of the above courier company After you chose this
options and make the payment detail Through Money Gram or
western union payment bank With the below information here to Cotonou Benin Republic Head

Receiver's: Name..........EMMA OBU
Country:Benin Republic
MTCN: numbers.............
Amount:........that you select
Your name as the Sender............

Then wait to celebrate as soon as immediatley
send urgent E.mail to pastor stanley ifeanyi chukwu ego.

Pastor.stanley ifeanyi Chukwu
Director Foreign Remittance Department
United Bank for Africa (OCEANIC Bank Benin republic

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