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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: "bartcop" <bartcop@bartcop.com> (may be fake)
Reply-To: globaltrust_security@excite.com
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 03:46:26 +0800
Subject: CONGRATLUTIONS






35 Kings street
Manchester London
SE1 7RL.
Dear Sir/Madam
This is to notify you that you have been chosen by
The Board of Trustees of the Christian Aid (NGO UK) as One of the final
Recipients of a Cash Grant/Donation Economic growth and a poverty
alleviation scheme.
Christian Aid (U.K.) a Multi-Million Pounds NGO group was Established
with the objective Of Human Growth, Educational and Community
development.
In line with the 61st anniversary program, the
Christian Aid (U.K.) in conjunction with the European Council is giving
out One Hundred Million Pounds Sterling as specific Donations/Grants to
150 lucky International recipients worldwide in different Categories
for Business development and Social.
These funds are freely given to use for your business And educational
development, charitable work and your Community development at large.
Your Email was selected Based on an internet random Selection exercise,
you therefore are confirmed one of The lucky recipients and are
entitled To GBP£1,235,000, 80 (ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE
THOUSAND AND EIGHTY POUNDS STERLING ) as charity donations/aid from the
Christian Aid (UK).
You are required to Contact immediately the Christian Aid(UK) Secretary
below:for Qualification documentations,
verification and Processing of your GBP£1,235,000, 80 entitlement.
Endeavour to quote your Qualification Number: (N-222-6747, E-900-56).
Dr frank N. Hortons
Christian Aid (UK)
TEL: +44-703-195-4178
TEL: +44-703-196-8654
FAX: +44-700-593-1209
Email:globaltrust_security@excite.com
Endeavour to quote your Qualification numbers
(N-222-6747, E-900-56) in all your correspondence with
Dr frank N. Hortons
Please note that these donations/Grants are
Administered by a UK Bank and therefore subject to UK Banking Laws. You
are by all means advised
To keep this whole information confidential until you Have collected
your donation, this is to avoid double And unqualified claim, due to
beneficiaries informing Third parties on cash grant donation.
On behalf of the Board, kindly accept our warmest
Congratulations!
Yours faithfully,
Dr fred williams
Christian Aid Director.
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS BOX CONTACT THE CHRISTIAN AID
SECRETARY IMMEDIATELY.



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