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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:

Fraud email example:

From: beatrice bkgiro <beatrice@bkgiro.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 17:50:43 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: AWARD PRIZE NOTIFICATION:


AWARD PRIZE NOTIFICATION:
FROM:BANK GIRO LOTERIJ INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTION PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
FILE REF: TL/0534/30/05
BATCH: 11/621/2PDH /NL
Dear Winner,
This might seem as surprise to you but please find time to read it carefully while We congratulate you over your success
in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by the Bank giro
loterij corporation,in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products,(F.P.S.), held on the 15th
of September , 2006, in Amsterdam The Netherlands.wherein your electrononic email address emerged as one of the online
winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of 1000,000,00Euros (0ne million Euros only).
Our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizes accordingly in each category.They are arranged
in this format below:
***************************************************************
CATEGORY NO.OF WINNERS WINNING PRIZES
1st. 6 1000,000:00Euros each
2nd. 20 800,000:00Euros each
3rd. 45 470,000:00Euros each

4th. 75 170,000:00Euros each
***************************************************************
We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon
receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the
above prize to you.It is important to note that your award information was released with the following particulars
attached to it.
(1) Award numbers: TL 22/15409
(2) Email ticket numbers: TL754/22/76
(3) Batch numbers: 11/621/2PDH /NL
(4) The file reference numbers: TL/0534/30/05
For verification purpose be sure to include:
(1) Your mailing address.
(2) Your telephone numbers.
Please contact the claim agents to facilitate the release of your prize, You are required to mention the above particulars
of your award in every correspondence
addressed to the processing agents.
FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
MR. ROY HANS.
BANK GIRO LOTERIJ SECURITY DEPARTMENT.
Tel:+31-620-886-437;Fax:+31-84-7558-575.
E-mail:lotteryagentnl@aim.com
The Bank giro loterij Awards is sponsored by a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell
Computers, Microsoft and other international companies. The Bank giro loterij internet draw is held periodically and is
so organized to encourage the use of the internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.
Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,remember to quote your reference number and
batch number in all correspondence.
Once again on behalf of all our staff,
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Sincerely,
Mrs. Beatrice Van Ken
Promotion Coordinator.
Copyright © 1994-2006 Bank Giro E-mail Loterij Promotion Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service -Guideline.


















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