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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: chandrarya chandraya <chandrarya@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 09:16:55 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION, Claims Remittance Department, HILTON POST DELIVERY SERVICES, DEAR MANISHKUMAR GORDHANBHAI ARYA


Dear sir,
I am sending you another scam which is LOTTERY scam.
I am sending you all four messages which i have recevied in sequence with Subject, Date, Time & E-mail address. Kindley do the needful & save innocent People and their Money.

Thanking You,
With Regards,

MANISHKUMAR ARYA
+919925013749


1) WINNING NOTIFICATION
Tue, 24 Jul 2007 23:10:47 +0000
"British Lottery" <winlott018@hotmail.com>
BRITISH LOTTERY 6/49
15 milton way.London
UNITED KINGDOM



(Customer Services)
WINNING NOTIFICATION:
Ref: XYL /26510460037/05
Batch: 24/00319/IPD
24th OF JULY,2007

Dear Winner,

We happily announce to you the draw (#8346) of the BRITISH LOTTERY 6/49, online Sweepstakes International program held on the 24th OF JULY,2007. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e. match 5 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,000,000.00(One Million Pounds Sterling in cash credited to file XYL 26510460037/05.

This is from a total cash prize of 17,000,000.00 (Seventeen Million Pounds Pounds Sterling) shared amongst the (17) lucky winners in this category i.e. Match 5 plus bonus. All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 nions,associations,and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place monthly.Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.

In view of this, your 1,000,000.00 (One Million Pounds Sterling) would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.

This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and nwarranted abuse of this program.

Please be warned. To file for your claim, please contact our claims agent: Overseas Claims Unit United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary:

MR FRED KENEDY,
Tel: +44 701-113-6204
Email: clearance_office12@yahoo.co.uk

Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail

with the particulars presented above citing Information below:

CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM.
FULLNAME: ...............
SEX:...........................
ADDRESS:....................
COUNTRY:....................
FAX NUMBER:..............................
PHONE NUMBER:..............
OCCUPATION:.....................
COMPANY'S NAME:...............
AGE:.....................
E-MAIL ADDRESS:...............
REF NUMBER:...................
BATCH NUMBER:................

Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.

Jerald Ford
Online coordinator for
BRITISH LOTTERY 6/49

2) Claims Remittance Department
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 22:20:42 +0100 (BST)





"Clearance Office" clearance_office12@yahoo.co.uk

Claims Remittance Department
Dearest Winner

The above subject refers.

Congratulations! You have been accredited for payment by the British Lottery 6/49
Your winning certificate, winning cheque and a letter from the British Lottery 6/49 Board has been sent to the courier company for onward despatch.

You are to fill and submit the Claims delivery form immediately to: HILTON POST DELIVERY SERVICES LTD. and they will get to you as soon as your winning package is ready for delivery Claims delivery form-

Name
Contact address/Mailing Address:
Telephone & mobile number:
Reference Number:
Batch Number:
Package Reg. Number: CSKT-0955/UK (QUOTE TO DELIVERY COMPANY)
Occupation and age:

Mr. Kevin Naylor
HILTON POST DELIVERY SERVICES INTL.
Email: hiltondeliveryservices@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +44 704-572-1311

You must update this office with any progress made with the delivery company.
Do not hesitate to contact this office via telephone or email if the need arises.

Kindest regards,

MR FRED KENEDY
Fiduciary agent
BRITISH LOTTERY 6/49

3) HILTON POST DELIVERY SERVICES
Thu, 26 Jul 2007 18:46:33 +0100 (BST)
"HILTON POST" <hiltondeliveryservices@yahoo.co.uk>



HILTON POST DELIVERY SERVICES.
Unit 11, Lewisher Road, Leicester, LE4 9LR
Attn: MANISHKUMAR GORDHANBHAI ARYA,

Good day to you. This is to inform you that we are in possession of a certified parcel with identification number CSKT-0955/UK which is to be couriered to you. Note that we do not deliver to P.O.Box address or street corners but to your residence.


Your parcel with identification number CSKT-0955/UK has been received in this company, and will be deliver to your door step as soon as we receive the following delivery information from you:

1. Please confirm your delivery address.
2.Provide Scanned copy of passport/drivers licesnce
3. Choose a delivery option and pay associate charges.

Description Of Parcel to be delivered:
Weight of parcel..................................0.13 kg
Color of parcel.....................................Brown
Lenght of Days.....................................pending on your choice of delivery.



FIRST CLASS DELIVERY(UPS)
Mailing £275.00 00.00 Insurance £200.00 00.00 Vat (5%) £300.00 00.00 TOTAL £ 775.00 00.00
EXPRESS 24hrs DELIVERY


BRITISH ROYAL MAIL(DHL)
Mailing £275.00 00.00 Insurance £200.00 00.00 Vat (5%) £200.75 00.00 TOTAL £675.75 00.00
TIME OF DELIVERY.............................48 HOURS

Option 2:
The said amount claim £1,000,000.00 (One million pounds sterlings) would be wired to your bank account via swift bank transfer.

Condition: The cost of COT (commission of transfer) being charged by our transferring bank, which is (i.e £2500.00) of the cash being transferred will be paid by you.

Note that your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before it has been remitted to you. This means that the above charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your prize is transferred to you.



Please respond to this email by making a selection from the options above.

Good luck and Congratulations once again. Please send your response within the next 48hrs to this same email address.


Mr.Kevin Naylor
(dispatch officer)
Tel: +44 704-572-1311
Fax: +44-870-974-2280

4) DEAR MANISHKUMAR GORDHANBHAI ARYA










Thu, 26 Jul 2007 20:23:14 +0100 (BST)
"Clearance Office" clearance_office12@yahoo.co.uk

DEAR MANISHKUMAR GORDHANBHAI ARYA,

Thanks for your mail which you have copied this office with regards to your contact with the delivery company.

You are required to work accordingly on their sepcifications to get your winnings immediately.

Await your mail,

Once again congratulations.

Regards,

Mr.FRED KENNEDY.
















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