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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: WBA PROGRAM <info@usa.org>
Reply-To: <js2792281@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2018 15:12:32 -0700
Subject: WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROGRAM { YOUR COMPENSATION }

 
WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROGRAM
Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX028 UNITED NATIONS.
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL
PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS.
870 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 20-A NEW YORK NY 10017
WIRE TRANSFER/AUDIT UNIT
 
Attension:
 
Meanwhile, This is a true compensation Approved from the UNITED NATION
to compensate you due to maybe you has been scam before and again you
may be victim of scam by wrong people who paraded them selves  on what
they are not so because of this, the United Nation approved our Bank
to process ATM MASTER CARD with valid cash of usd$1,500.000.00 million
on your favor in order to compensate you so that if you have been
scammed before this is a compensation and you will be making your
withdrawals from the ATM MASTER CARD as you will be allowed in making
withdrawals minimum of usd$15,000 (Fifteen Thousand usd$) per a day or
every 24hrs from any ATM MACHINE around you.
 
Meanwhile, a woman came to my office this morning with an application
for transfer of the fund into her account on your behalf, claiming to
be your representative.
 
Here are the informationís she submitted for the transfer of your fund
Name MRS. Mary Lou Deibert. Bank name: Bank Of America, Florida. Account
number: 75107103611.
 
Please, do re-confirm to this office as a matter of urgency if this
woman is truly from you as this office will not be held responsible
for paying your fund into wrong account.
 
Your ATM MASTER CARD will be deliver to your address through courier
delivery services within 3 days.
 
BELOW ARE YOUR ATM CARD DATA :
 
AMOUNT CREDIT : USD$1.500.000.00
YOUR ATM CARD ACCOUNT # : 50330521103211874
CARD LIMIT PER A DAY : USD$15,000
EXPIRING DATE : 12/12/2018
PIN CODE # : 6501
 
You are required to send me your full details such as :
 
Your full name:
 
Your full contact Address:
 
 
 
Your Telephone/mobile number
 
Once you send these above information your ATM MASTER CARD will be
process and deliver to your Address and you can aswell move down to
any nearest ATM PAYING MACHINE and apply your pin code # : 7501 to
make your withdrawals without any delay.
 
I am waiting to hear from you and your details as required.
 
Congratulations!!
 
Mr. Joshua Samuel
Director Swift Card Payment Center.
E-mail: js2792281@gmail.com

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