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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. Jamie Dimon" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:59:02 -0700

From the Desks Of:
Manager: Mr. Jamie Dimon
JP Morgan Chase Bank New York
270 Park Ave. New York City
How are you today, we want to inform you that United Nations  to pay 100 (One Hundred) scam victims US$5,000,000,each. You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the beneficiaries to be paid this amount as compensation.As a result of this laudable recommendations, it is imperative to bring to your notice that during the last U.N. meetings held in New York, United States of America by all the Minister Of Finance Of All Countries, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world in the meetings on the loose of funds by various foreigners to the scams artists, Lawyers and some dubious Bank officials operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to redeem the good image of each country, the Secretary General of the U.N has ordered the payment of  US$5,000,000, USD each to the affected victims in pursuance with the U.N recommendations.
Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in most banks around the world, the payments are to be made by JP Morgan Chase Bank.According to the number of applicants at hand, 21 Beneficiaries has been paid, 60% of the victims are from the United States, while about 40% are from other parts of the world. We still have more than 75% left to be paid the compensations of  US$5,000,000, USD each... it will cost you to obtain the documents from our Government to back you up to receive your US$5,000,000, million United States Dollars only.and make your choice of your payment from our payment methods so that your Fund  will be release to you, (1) Cash Delivery to your doorstep (2) ATM Card with us.(3) bank to bank. Kindly send your personal details to us  prove your identification.
2.Shipping Address................
3.Telephone Number .................
4.Age and Marital Status. .............
6. Payment method.. ..............
Note; that as soon as we receive the needed information from you, we will further transfer your funds into your nominated bank account within 24hours from today,
Waiting for your immediate response.
CEO Mr. Jamie Dimon
JP Morgan Chase Bank New York
270 Park Ave. New York City
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