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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: "Mr. Robert Michael" <"www.">
Reply-To: "Mr. Robert Michael" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:48:12 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Urgent Attention OFFICIAL GUARANTEE LETTER from (UBA-BANK ) Payment
Center Cell phone Number (+229 60299942)

Urgent Attention OFFICIAL GUARANTEE LETTER from (UBA-BANK ) Payment Center Cell phone Number (+229 60299942)

A report came to our office this morning regarding an ATM Master Card, which you are supposed to receive by now from UBA BANK our Investigations has been made and we had discovered that the UBA BANK old manager, Mr.Yusuf" was behind all of delays and plans to divert the ATM Card to his personal Home Address,The report was made from the State Finance Commission yesterday,that your fund have not be released to you.The police and IMF took actions and we tracked The bank manager and he was arrested and he is now in count for attempting a fraud act to seize your fund of'$4.5USD (united state dollar),contact this office for swift action and delivery of ATM Master Card to the your rightful fund Home Address today without delay.We anticipate your swift response and usual cooperation, as per the subject matter.compensation which was made approved by the State Government to you as beneficiary.You hereby within advised to immediately the post office manager,informed me that it will take good 24 HOURS to get to your Home Address

You are advised to include the followings below:

(1).Your Full Name,
(2).Your Country,
(3).Your Direct Telephone Numbers,
(4).Your Direct Office Phone Numbers,
(6).Your Correct Home Address,
(8).Your Current Occupation,
(9).Your CITY:
(11).your age,
(12).Your Next Of Kin Name,
(13).Your Next Email Address,

You have to contact Inspector Admin -(UBA-BANK ) Payment Center Dr.SUNDAY A ALUSI

This is to inform you that we have done and concluded all the necessary arrangement for your payment worth of $4.5USD (FOUR.FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) which have to be pay to you through (UBA-BANK African PLC) with ATM Master Card.

Finally, you are being legally contacted regarding the release of your long awaited fund. After a detailed review of your file, the United Nation Monetary Unit, World Bank and the US Homeland Security Department has been Authorized to release your ATM MASTER CARD immediately. The sum of $4.5 Million USD has been approved in your favour via (UBA-BANK African PLC desk.)


Thanks for Your Co-operation.
Mr. Robert Michael,,
ATM Master Card Delivering Department.
Contact Tel: (+229 60299942)

NOTE: This payment includes Scam Victims and international businesses that has failed due to government problems etc and please take note that any other contact you made out of the UN awareness is at your own risk.

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