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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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Fraud email example:

From: "OFAC Support" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 10:04:00 +0800
Subject: Consolidated Indemnity Remittance.

AGENCY:  Office of Foreign Assets Control,
                    U.S. Treasury Department.
ACTION: Notice of OFAC Indemnity Remittance.
OMB Number: 1505-016
United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers and enforces the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Consolidated Indemnity Compensation Global Program, against difficulties of Living among the general public, groups and entities. Financing them in accordance with national security support and foreign policy goals and objectives. As part of its continuing efforts of WCO, to enhance sufficient funds to general public, assisting them to contribute successfully to national development goals, particularly to revenue collection, tax payment and community protection. WCO Invites OFAC, to act on proposed disbursement of recovered wealths, among random persons worldwide, as required by the Compensation Act of 1994.
Through the help of an Int’l computerised balloting systematic program, you and nine others are randomly picked to benefit from the 2019 Global Compensation Prizes. Each recipient gained  the sum of Four Million United States Dollars in addition with Natural Gold nugget huge at 13.16 troy ounces from the Treasury. Hence, International Court of Justice the World Court, principal judicial organ of United Nations. Have confirmed the paid funds and gold, clean and genuine from source and origin. Therefore, your share will be available for disbursement after your response.
Committee of benefactors, had indicated compensation payment instrument, by cash delivery in a 3D secured consignment box. Which shall be delivered at recipient residence via DHL Shipping and Logistics Courier Service. Before dispersing this information, all taxations  have been settled by benefactors. Therefore, all Ten Eligible Beneficiaries are mandated to remunerate the DHL shipping cost of their consignment box, which’s in the amount of Three Hundred and Fifty U.S. Dollars. Stating that other tax have been paid, and there will be no upfront or unforeseen tax after you have settle DHL shipping cost of 350.00$ only. All concerned government certificates are acquired and intact.
As regards procedures to claim Compensation, you are required to provide your data such as; Full Names, Residential Addresses, Attach government ID and direct Mobile Phone digits, to update your details on our database network apparatus. To complete your consolidated compensation remittance, you will pay (350.00$), for your consignment delivery through DHL Shipping and Logistics Service Inc. Hope you understand the guidelines to a factual situation, on how to claim your (4,000,000.00$) with pure Natural Gold nugget huge at 13.16 troy ounces. Which you have won from WCO annual continuous Compensation Program.
Claims Submission received must include the OMB Number that appears at the top of this letter. In order to facilitate payment delivery, provide your data and prepared to endorse the cost of shipping your consignment, do these while contacting Fiduciary Officer with her details below.
The information in 1505-0165 is a certification required, pursuant to 515.572(a)(4) of the OFAC Assets Control Regulations, 31 car part 515 (CAR) by persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States who’s to make authorised remittance. OFAC will monitor compliance with regulations governing authorised beneficiary and benefited compensation, from blocked Start Printed Page 18342 accounts as well as the provision of remittance forwarding services.
For further assistance to claim your consolidated indemnity compensation payment. Feel free to contact corresponding fiduciary claims female Director Officer Miss. Andrea M. Gacki, with the below E-mail Addresses;
Thank you for taking the time to go through this information and know what this all about.
OFAC - Compensation
Remittance Support Team.
         ©  OFAC, Treasury Department 2019. All Rights Reserved. Message sent by OFAC Compensation Remittance org.
                                                         1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20220

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