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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:
- An email address listed inside this email has been used in a known fraud before.
- This email uses a separate reply address that is different from the sender address. Spammers use this to get replies even when the original spam sending accounts have been shut down. Also, sometimes the sender addresses are legitimate looking but fake and only the reply address is actually an email account controlled by the scammers.
- This email message is a 419 scam. Please see our 419 FAQ for more details on such scams.
- This email lists free webmail addresses. Use of such addresses is typical for scams. Lotteries, banks and any but the smallest of companies do not normally use such addresses. Criminals use them to anonymously send and receive email at Internet cafes.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (email address has been used in a known fraud before)
Fraud email example:
From: UNCC <email@example.com>
Reply-To: UNCC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:12:37 +0700 (WIT)
Subject: IRREVOCABLE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT.
UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION COMMISSION,(UNCC)
Office Of the International Oversight Service,
IRREVOCABLE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT.
This is to inform you that on behalf of Mr Antonio Guterres the secretary general of the UN, We have setup a Scam Victims Compensation on your behalf with the sum of US$2.500.000.00 approved in your name through United Nations mass assisted project funds. This compensation involves business investment failure, Inheritance, Contracts, Lottery, Dating, Diplomatic Payment, loan E.T.C, the mass assisted fund was approved to settle failed business / scam extortion.
We wish to inform you that your compensation sum of US$2.500.000.00 was approved through United Nations Compensation Commission mass assisted project, we have severally tried to contact you without success, are you willing to receive your compensation fund? You have to respond as soon as you receive this message because we have your compensation file submitted by UN external auditors in Switzerland and we have not heard from you. International global security watchers reported different degrees of scams and their mouthwatering proposals. You will never have an opportunity of this kind so your destiny and survival is in your hands.
They impersonate FBI and other security offices to intimidate or threatened you to send them money or go to jail. You will hear more as soon as you respond to this message.In furtherance, I presumed you must have been wondering why after paying all the fees requested by those crooks nothing was paid to you rather they enjoyed your hard earned money without remorse of their evil deeds. The only funds approved in your name was US$2.500.000.00 from the United Nations mass assisted project, those crooks operates through different avenues, locations and from many countries especially west Africa Nigeria, Spain, Ghana, Benin republic, London, Malaysia, Indonesia E.T.C.
The funds was approved so that you can invest into your own private business, it serves as help to your financial growth, it serves as debt reconciliation. Calculate how much you have sent to them yet not even a cent has been given to you, for how long will you believe them? Please donât waste time to contact us for more informationâs. Finally, you will be surprise to hear more but be happy that United Nations compensation commission mass assisted project has come to your rescue whatever you have gone through in their hands. We are going to provide %100 percent comprehensive evidence and gazette of how your scam compensation will be released, you can make inquiry and submit whatever business you are doing at the moment for security check and Intel report of the
truth in the business. You will not regret rather be bold to expose evil no matter how they preach and convince you.
You are to confirm and provide to us your postal address below.
YOUR FULL NAME...................
YOUR HOME ADDRESS..............
YOUR DIRECT PHONE................
We wait for your urgent response.
Thanks in advance.
Mr. Scott Larson
Director Of Scam Victim Compensation payment
Headquarter, Washington USA.