joewein.net   joewein.de LLC
fighting spam and scams on the Internet
Try our spam filter!
Free trial for 30 days
  jwSpamSpy

Home
About Us
Spam
419/Nigeria
Fraud
Contact

"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.

Click here to report a problem with this page.

 

 

Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: THE UKONL LOTTERY <ukverification.departmentoffice@yahoo.ie> (may be fake)
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 01:40:47 +0100 (MET)
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!!


BRITISH SWEEPSTAKE INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONL
7 Holbein Place, London, SW1W 8NR United Kingdom
FROM: THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
REF: BSIP/66-I6487-00

Dear Winner,
We are pleased to announce you as one of the 6 lucky winners in the BRITISH SWEEPSTAKE INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION draw held on 2rd of November 2006. All 6 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 40,000 international emails. Your email address emerged alongside 5 others as a 3rd category winner in this month's draw.

Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of £500,000 Pounds( five hundred thousand pounds) only. The following particulars are attached to your lottery payment order:

(i) Winning numbers:30, 14, 29, 21, 48, 11
(ii) Email ticket number:163-0-3251
(iii) Lotto batch number:328-3GD
(iv) File Ref. number: BSIP/66-I6487-00

Please contact the underlisted claims officer as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:

Mr.Willie Packson,
FOREIGN DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR,
BRITISH SWEEPSTAKE INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION.
7 Holbein Place, London, SW1W 8NR
United Kingdom
Email: uk_claimsoffice02@yahoo.co.uk
You are to contact your claims agent with the following informations:
Payment And Release Order Form
1. Name in full:......................
2. Address:...........................
3. Nationality:.......................
4. Age:...............................
5. Occupation:........................
6. Sex:...............................
7. Phone/Fax:.........................
8. Amount Won:.........................
9. Email address:......................

Once again on behalf of all our staff, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sincerely,
MRS HELEN PALMER
THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
BRITISH SWEEPSTAKE INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION
Important Notice: Your Email address and winning information were provided by INTERNET AND EMAIL CENSORS ASSOCIATION UK National Lottery accepts no blame for any unwarranted use of email addresses, therefore all blames, complains should be directed to the INTERNET AND EMAIL CENSORS ASSOCIATION.
N.B:
1. All claims are nullified after 20 working days from today.
2. Your Ref number must be in all your mails with the claims officer.
3. Do inform the claims officer of any change of names or addresses.
4. Please do not reply to this email. Contact your claims agent.
************************************************************************************************
************************************************************************************************
The INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, UK. Is proudly sponsored by financial Corp's, the British group and a conglomerate of other international IT companies. And is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and computers worldwide. We are proud to say that over 200 Million Pounds are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide.Once again on behalf of all our staff, CONGRATULATIONS!!!


Anti-fraud resources:

 

 

jwSpamSpy
Are you sick of spam too? Do you want it stopped now?
Try jwSpamSpy, the spamfilter we use to track the spammers!
Free 30-day trial version available now!