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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: "joy phillip" <joyphillip44@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 10:06:17 +0200
Subject: FROM MRS. JOY PHILLIP.

From the Desk of Lotto Manager
South African 2010 World Cup Bid lottery Award  
Lottery Headquarters: 31, Briton Court Carlton
East Gate, Johannesburg
Republic of South Africa.

Batch: (13/26/DC36).

CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR WINNING:

We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 World cup Bid Lottery Award International programs held in Zurich, Switzerland. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: (B9665 75604546 199) with! Serial number (97560) drew the winning: (2/13/21/27/36/38/45), which subsequently on you the lottery award in the 3rd category.

Your name has therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2.000.000.00 (Two million United States Dollars) in cash credited to file (KPC/9030108308/03). This is from a total cash prize of US$200.000.000.00  (Two Hundred Million Dollars), shared among the first 100 Hundred and lucky winners in this category worldwide. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery booklet representative office in South Africa as indicate in the play coupon.

In view of this, your US$2.000.000.00 (Two Million United States Dollars) would be released to you by our bank manager immediately he commences the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact the agent .
 
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over (100,000) companies and individual emails address. The lottery program took place to promote South Africa (2010 world Cup Award).  For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are 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 by some unscrupulous elements.

  To file for your claim, please contact one of our Accredited/Authorized Representatives Lottery Consultant Claim Agent immediately.

His contact information is as follows:

Name: MR.RICHARD MORRIS

Tele:   +27-73-5688-851

E-mail: claimagent@sanat-gov.com

Provide him with the information below:
1.Name:.................................................
2.Address:.............................................
3.Marital Status:....................................
4.Occupation:........................................

5.Age:....................................................
6.Sex:....................................................
7.Nationality:..........................................
8.Residence:..........................................
9.Telephone Number:.............................
10.Fax Number:......................................
11 Winning Number:................................
12. Ref. Number:.....................................
13. Serial Number:..................................
14. Amount Worn:....................................
15. Batch Number:...................................
In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference/ batch numbers to your agent/officer. Furthermore, should there be any change of  address, do inform your claim officer as soon as possible.
 
Please be informed that the entire winning prize must be claimed on or before 30 days of this notification. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications. Kindly quote your Reference/Batch Numbers in any correspondences with our designated Consultant Claim Agent. Thanks for being part of this International Lottery Promotional Programme and for your participation in this Lottery Programme. "Age Restriction of under 18 yrs applied".

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation. Approved, Dispatched and Signed:
Yours Faithfully,

MRS. JOY PHILLIP.

(Zonal Co-ordinator Sec.) 
on Behalf of Mr. Rudolf Phillip Markhams. 
       (Zonal Co-oridinator

               


Nelson Mandela 


Congratulations from the Staff & Members of the 
       National Lottery Board Commission                             

 
 
 
Savery, Aldwin                           Abraham, Vicki
Mr James Nkomo  Mr. Rudolf P. Markhams    Mrs. Rosemary Moyo 
(Zonal Co-ordinator Sec.)                        
(Zonal Co-ordinator)
(Board Member)   
 
You must be 16 or over to play or claim a prize
Copyright 1994-2006 The National Lottery Inc. 
All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline
 
 
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