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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: "Mr. Peter Perry." (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 07:37:11 -0700
Subject: Your Abandoned Package For Delivery!

Interim Assistant General Manager,
(Operations, Maintenance, Transportation)
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Address: 2400 Aviation Dr N, DFW Airport, TX 75261, USA


Your Abandoned Package For Delivery

I am Mr. Peter Perry, head of luggage/baggage storage facilities (Operations, Maintenance, Transportation) here at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. During my recent WITHHELD PACKAGE routine check at the Airport Storage Vault, I discovered an abandoned shipment from a Diplomat from Africa and when i scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a Metal Trunk Box weighing approximately 110kg.

The consignment was abandoned because the Contents of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee as "MONEY" rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid interrogation as well as the inability of the diplomat to pay for the United States Non Inspection Charges which is $3,700USD, the details of the consignment includes your name, your email address and other official documents from the United Nations office in Geneva are tagged on the Trunk box.

However, to enable me confirm if you are the actual recipient of this consignment, i will advise you provide your current phone number and full address to enable me cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official documents including the name of nearest Airport around your city and please note that this consignment is supposed to have been returned to the United States Treasury Department as unclaimed delivery due to the delay in concluding the clearance processes.

As as a result of in concluding the clearance processes, i will not be able to receive your details on my official email account in order words to enable me cross check your details, i will advise you send the required details to my private email address for quick processing and response and once i confirm you as the actual recipient of the trunk box i will get everything concluded within 48 hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for delivery.

Lastly, be informed that the reason i have taken it upon myself to contact you personally about this abandoned consignment is because i want us to transact this business and share the money 70% for you and 30% for me since the consignment has not yet been returned to the United States Treasury Department after being abandoned by the diplomat, so immediately the confirmation is made i will go ahead and pay for the United States Non Inspection Fee of $3,700 dollars and arrange for the box to be delivered to your doorstep but please you have to assure me of my 30% share.

I wait to hear from you urgently if you are still alive and i will appreciate if we can keep this deal confidential, please get back to me via my private Email:( for further directives.


Mr. Peter Perry

Interim Assistant General Manager,
(Operations, Maintenance, Transportation)
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Address: 2400 Aviation Dr N, DFW Airport, TX 75261, USA
Email: (

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