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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: dasieyhans dayzers <>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 15:26:32 +0200 (CEST)

Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the First Category draws of THE MICRO/DAYZERS PROMO INT. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws are being officially announced today 26th of September, 2006. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia,Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.Your e-mail address, attached to ticket number 46939, with serial number 472-9768 drew the lucky numbers W-91237-H°67/B4 and consequently won in
the First Category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of 2,500,000 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros), which is the winning payout for Category A winners.This is from a total cash prize of 25,000,000.00 Million Euros shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category
Your fund is now deposited with the paying Bank.In your best interest to aviod mix up
of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous
acts by participants/nonparticipants of this program.Please contact your claims agent immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice:
You are advised to contact the agents by email.Failure to do so may
warrant disqualification.
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below your Reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in your correspondence with your claims agent.
REF Number: NL/BC7765468/WW14
BATCH No: NM/896161/WOP.
To file for your claim,
Please contact the fiduciary agent.
TELEPHONE:+31 620889160
FAX: +31 847 542 053
Reply Email:
All winnings must be notarized to complete the claim process; winners will be referred to a Foreign Transfer Manager,to have their winnings notarized.Winners are to cover the legal charges not DAYZERS.NL,also you have two weeks to from the date of this publication to claim your prize or forefeit your winnings.
In compliance with the sponsoring bodies',you are to make a remittance of a part of your won fund,not lower than 10-percent, after receiving your allocation to a charity organisation.
once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
Sincerely Yours,

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