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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: Kenneth White Fiduciary Agent <kenwhytefiduciaryagent@yahoo.dk>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 20:56:06 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: FILE FOR YOUR CLAIMS


Attention :Winner,
Your mail has been received.
We the entire staff of the SWEEPSTAKES DRAWS WINNINGS
under the NATIONAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
(sweepstake lottery/award promotion). Congratulate you
for being one of our lucky winners in this year
lottery promotion stake.
Thanks for your immediate response and information's
concerning your winning has been taken to the
verification department.
You are expected to process your claim, so that we can
assist you in the processing of your claim to reduce
the burden that you may encounter during this process,
it is optional in the constitution of our company, we
are not allowed to deduct or remove any amount of
money from the prizes won by our clients either for
charges,taxes/other expenses which are needed for the
processing and transfer of our clients funds.
Find below the Claim Verification form, which you are
expected to fill and submit back to your fiduciary
agent immediately via e-mail.Do fill the form
below and get back to us
Once again, congratulations from the entire staff of
this organisation.
Best regards,
Kenneth White.
FIDUCIARY AGENT.
+44 702 406 5361
CONFIRMATION FORM
PERSONAL DATA
FULL NAMES: _________________________________
GENDER______________________________________
DATE OF BIRTH:________________________________
NATIONALITY: ________________________________
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:
_______________________________________________
MARITAL STATUS: ______________________________
HOME ADDRESS: ________________________________
OFFICE ADDRESS: _______________________________
TELEPHONE
NUMBER:_________________________________________________
FAX NUMBER: ____________________________________
OCCUPATION: ____________________________________
POSITION HELD: ___________________________________
TICKET NUMBER: __________________________________
METHOD OF PAYMENT:_____________________________(Cheque
Or Transfer)
EMAIL ADDRESS:_______________________




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