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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: "Mrs Hellen Steward." (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 00:00:30 -0700
Subject: Final Notice of Your Package.

United Nations Assisted Program - UK
3 Whitehall Court


I am Mrs Hellen Steward, the newly appointed director general in charge
of approving & releasing all owed yet unpaid foreign payments and also
the special adviser to the United-Nation. Your Consignment
registration #: CT8100AFUK.
I am delighted to inform you that the contract/Inheritance panel of
the UN, which just concluded it’s seating in London just released your
(E-mail Id & Name) among the currently approved beneficiaries who are
to benefit 100% from this very diplomatic 2nd quarter payment of the
year. This panel was primarily delegated to investigate all genuinely
owed debts and claims as it has been over due.

This package in a Golden metal box valued $3.5Million US (Three
million Five hundred thousand Us Dollars) has arrived Tulsa International
Intercontinental Airport Oklahoma termina2 via Delta Airline
flight no.BA297 from Heathrow airport London Through Diplomatic sealed
A Consignment Golden Box with registration No,#:CT8100AF has been
cleared by the USA customs and is 100% legitimate To be Delivered to
you after arrival Delivery charge is been paid.

At this moment, I wish to use this medium of communication to inform
you that for the time being the (UN) has completely stopped further
payment through bank to bank transfer, ATM Card, Bank Draft or Check
Payment due to numerous petitions received from the united states
home-land security, the FBI, IMF and other financial and security
agencies to UK Government against our banks on wrong payment and
diversion of innocent beneficiaries owed funds to a different account,
the diplomat agent already arrive in the united state with your
consignment box conveying the amount to be delivered to you.

Please reconfirm these information's : .

1. Your Full Name: .................
2. Your current address: ..........
3. Your phone number: ..............
4. Nearest airport to your location.........
5. Your Occupation: ...............

Contact the Diplomatic agent
Info below to speed up your Delivery Today.
Tulsa International Airport,Oklahoma
7777 E Apache St, Tulsa, OK 74115, USA
Email:( )
Direct Telephone is: 918-609-0009
Contact Agent Name Mr Philip Leo .
Note: as this arrangement is been made By united Nation Compensation
payment assisted Program to Facilitate All payment Contract and
Inheritance/ National UK Lottery London to beneficiary payments the
agent will commence immediately with your Delivery as soon as you
contact him with your Details listed above.

Respectfully Yours in-service,
Mrs Hellen Steward.
United Nation Compensation Assisted Program
Chief Executive On payment matters.

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