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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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Please note about this email:

Fraud email example:

From: "QUEBEC ONLINE LOTTO" <representative_offer7@msn.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 13:04:38 +0000
Subject: You are a Winner!! CLaim Your Winnings!!!

QUEBEC ONLINE LOTTO

GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED!!
BRITISH WEB LOTTERY
IS REGISTERED UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT OF;
(Registration Z720633X).


BRITISH WEB LOTTERY
P.O.Box 1010
Liver pool, L701NL,
United Kingdom.

Ref: BWLW/67451/01
Batch: 01/14/31711-3

 FROM: FRANK BLAIR,

CONTROLLER        

 

        

SUBJECT: WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!!!:

 

We happily announce to you the draw (1004)
of the BRITISH WEB LOTTERY,online sweepstakes
international program held on 6th
august, 2005 Your e-mail address attached 
to ticket number:56475600545 188
with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky
numbers:

Lotto Ball number 3Lotto Ball number 6Lotto Ball number 7Lotto Ball number 17Lotto Ball number 30Lotto Ball number 34 Lotto Bonus Ball number 8

(bonus no.05),
which subsequently won you the lottery in 
in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.You
have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
250,000.00{Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand
Great Britain

pounds Sterlings}

 In cash credited to
file KPC/9080118308/02.This is from a total cash prize of
2,500,000.00{Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand
 Great  Britain

pounds sterlings}
shared amongst the {10} lucky winners in this category i.e Match 
5 plus bonus. All participants for the online version were
selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw
system and extracted from over 100,000 union associations and
corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes
place weekly.

 Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our British
booklet representative office in London as indicated in our play
coupon. In view of this, your 250,000.00

{Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great Britain pounds Sterlings}

would be released to you by our affiliate Forwarding service
in London.

Our  agent will immediately commence the
process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you
contact him.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your
winning information confidential till your claims is processed 
and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit
to claim your prize.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double
claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be
warned. 
   
  To File for your claim, please contact our claims agent below.
***************************************************************
Name  : MR MATTHEW ELLINGTON.

phone:+44-702-305-5556.

E-mail: matthewellington@counsultant.com
Foreign Services Manager, Payment and Release order
Department,
 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Attached here is a copy of our verifications form,please fill
accordingly so as to proceed with the claiming of your winnings.Once
again congratulations from all the staff.

1. FULL NAMES:____________________________________________

2. DATE OF BIRTH:_________________________________________________


3. SEX:__________________________

4. MARITAL STATUS:____________________________________

5.CONTACT ADDRESS:________________________________

6.TELEPHONE NUMBER:________________________________________

7.OCCUPATION:_____________________________________________

8.BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF
COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL:_________________________________________


9.AMOUNT WON__________________________________________

Upon reciept of the duly requested datas,your fiduciary agent will send to you
the contact information of the payment office so you
can proceed with effecting the release of your claim
in anyway you deem fit.

***************************************************************
 

 

 

     sincerely

 

FRANK BLAIR

 CONTROLER

BRITISH WEB LOTTERY
P.O.Box 1010
Liver pool, L701NL,
United Kingdom.

Standard terms and conditions of the Uk National Lottery apply.
The Uk National Lottery reserves the right to modify or withdraw
any aspect of this promotion at any time. Winnings are not transferable.

 

You must be 16 or over to play or claim a prize
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