The 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

The fake "2019 United Nations Democracy Fund" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

The 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

A "2019 United Nations Democracy Fund" Advance-Fee Scam

From: Mrs Annika Savill <>

Date: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 2:31 PM

Subject: Attention:


This is to inform you that you have been selected to receive the 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) of $950,000 US Dollars. The selection process was carried out through The United Nations (UN) computerized email selection system, from a database of over 200,000 email addresses obtained from all continents of the world, which you were selected among.

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) was created by the former UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts and civil society organizations around the world. We are delighted to inform you that due to mixed up of names and numbers, your name attached to approved number 058/85, which consequently fall on (UNDEF) African Chapter,therefore, you are advised to contact the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) African Coordinator and Grants Manager Mr.Christian Lamarre, to claim your $950,000 US Dollars.

Name: Christian Lamarre


Tell; (917) 259-5341

Contact him by providing him with the under listed information as soon as possible.

1. Name In Full :

2. Address :

3. Occupation ;

4. Nationality :

5. Direct Phone :

Be inform that Christian Lamarre is the Senior Programme Officer and he is responsible for the smooth and efficient release of all beneficiaries fund globally including your 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund of $950,000 USD, so contact him immediately with these information's as required above.

Congratulations once again.

Mrs Annika Savill

Executive Head United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

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June 29, 2020 at 5:27 PM by
The 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers
an anonymous user from: Marksville, Louisiana, United States

I am $14600 because of UNDEF/No money now, the agent said the IRS is has a hold, needed $2000 more.


June 29, 2020 at 5:40 PM by
The 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

It is a scam, do not send any money to the thieves.


June 15, 2020 at 2:11 PM by
The 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers
an anonymous user from: Durham, North Carolina, United States

she even sent me " her picture" And a fake ID of an FBI agent


June 15, 2020 at 2:09 PM by
The 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers
an anonymous user from: Durham, North Carolina, United States

someone by the name of Barbara Taylor who claims to be one of your agents is hounding me something terrible about me receiving 80,000.00! using the phone # 505-595-0831. SHe actually got me for 800.00 which her and someone who pretended to be one of my friends instant messaged me. I actually thought it was my friend but stupidly I did not check his number until it was too late. This woman is screaming to the treetops about how simple it is to get this money. Now she wants 1200.00 to release the money and get 80,000.00 to me today. Of course after the 800.00 I so stupidly got sent her I realized there is no way this could be possible. How do I get rid of this woman or does she actually work for you?


April 28, 2020 at 9:50 PM by
The 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers
an anonymous user from: Port Orange, Florida, United States

I have been requested to buy 3 $500.00 google gift cards, from cvs. Scratch off the back, and send pics of the cards. in addition to print out a short email, to present to `the ups delivery person, along with the cards. in return, I get $100,000.00. the "agent" is tremendously persistent. this article solved my concern.


April 24, 2020 at 8:45 AM by
The 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers
an anonymous user from: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

whoever these people are, are doing the same thing. they are hacking profiles on facebook, reaching out and doing this to people. I, too, was promised an large sum of $30,000, once I followed their instructions. at first, I trusted the person, as they used a friends name to lure me in. when 'alarm bells' started sounding off, I was a bit skeptical of this. kept asking 'eric' all kings questions.

They are rather slick and answered each the way they knew would do the trick. I listened, and purchased 6 separate gift cards all for the sum of $100 each. Was informed to scratch the back of each card and send picture of these and receipt to this number:305 400 9586.

These people kept letting me know that they could not get the money past the irs, so that fed ex could deliver, due to a homeland security thing. I have, since finally listening to my inner 'bells', blocked these people on my phone and 'eric' on facebook.

I don't make much money due to being unemployed and cannot stand to lose what little income I have left before/when I return to work. please, find these people and bring them to the justice they deserve. did look phone number up, showing it is out of florida.


June 15, 2020 at 2:27 PM by
The 2019 United Nations Democracy Fund Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers
an anonymous user from: Durham, North Carolina, United States

Barbara Taylor is who claims to be this person . I got taken for 800.00 I should have known better.


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