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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: nat lott <nat_lott_01@yahoo.co.uk>
Reply-To: national_agent002@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 12:08:00 +0100 (BST)
Subject: LUCKY WINNING PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR AGENT




14 FRATON ROAD
FULHAM, LONDON
Ref: BTL/491OXI/04
Batch: 12/25/0304
AGENT PAT MICHAEL national_agent111@yahoo.co.uk





WINNING NOTIFICATION:

Dear Mr/Mrs/Sir/Madam:

I am Mr.Bryan Smith the fiduciary agent assigned to your case am happy to announce to you the draw of the British Lottery International programs held on the 1st of Sep, 2006 in London. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564 75600545-188 with serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 3rd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £1,500,000.00GBP (One million, five hundred thousand, Great Britian Pounds) in cash credited to file RPC/9080118308/04 made available from a total cash prize of £75 Million Pounds, shared amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.

All participants were selected randomly from worldwide web sites through a computer drawn system and extracted from over 100,000 companies. This promotion takes place montly. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your £1,500,000.00GBP (One million, five hundred thousand, Great Britian Pounds) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in London as soon as you establish contact.

To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your claims
agent through our accredited Prize Transfer agents as stated below:

AGENT PAT MICHAEL ,
Please copy the following Emails:
national_agent111@yahoo.co.uk
Tel; +44 703 1919793
When you contact him, please be advised to provide him with the under listed
information as soon as possible:

You are required to forward the following details to help facilitate the processing of your claims and certificate which will facilitate the release of your winnings.

Your winning price is to the tune of One million, five hundred thousand, Great Britian Pounds.

1. Full names.
2. Phone number.
3. Fax number.
4. Occupation.
5. Sex.
6. Age.
7. Nationality.

You are advised to forward this information as soon as possible to enable us attend to your winnings. Our firm has been co! ntracted to handle payments on your behalf, once we confirm your information, your payments would be processed . Everything was done in such a way that our payments mode would meet the standards set by the Lottery boards.After you have sent down these
information, a certificate will be prepared for you. This is to be your proof of winning from this office to the payment center before they release your funds.
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent.

All winning must be claimed not later than 28th Mar 2007. After this date all unclaimed funds will be retured. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number in all correspondence.You can visit our website for more http://www.uknationallottery.com//rules.php .

Warning!!!: Fraudulent emails are circulating that appear to be from British National Lottery, but are not from British Lottery.
PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO :
CUSTOMER CARE/COMPLAINTS DEPT AT National Lottery Services,56t, Crodlon Liverpools London.
Congratulations once more.

Faithfully,
Mr.Bryan Smith.Zonal Co-ordinator.
Sweepstakes International Program.
Open 7 days 8am-11pm




congratulation!
The British Lottery Promo.


Mr.Bryan Smith.
ZONAL ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR BRITISH LOTTERY COMPANY.























































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