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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: ukonlinepromo01@mchsi.com (UK NATIONAL LOTTERY)
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 04:40:28 +0000
Subject: NOTICE!!!

Uk National Lottery Headquarters:
Customer Service
17-19 cole Street,
baines Middlesex TW18 4TP
United Kingdom.
Ref: UK/7146x4/99
Batch:042/02xa192
www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/results/results.do

We happily announce to you the Draw 1067 of the UK NATIONALLOTTERY,online
Sweepstakes International program held on 18th of august 2007. Your e-mail
address attached to ticket number: 023-1111-790-458 with Serial number 5073-12
drew the lucky numbers:02-12-26-32-37-47 ,and a bonus number of 22 with this
lucky number subsequently won you the lottery in
the 2nd category.(bonus no.42),


You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2.500.000.00 ( Two
Million,Five HundredThousand United State Dollars.)in cash credited to file
KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of £2,801,526 shared
amongst the firstthirteen(13) lucky winners in this category.

you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims
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 unwarranted abuse of this program.

Please be warned.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary
FIDUCIARY AGENT:DR.MARK SPENCER
Email:ms02_uknl@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +447045732817

(Form HLP)
REFERENCE NUMBER: UK/7146x4/99
BATCH NO: 042/02xa192
FULL NAME...............................................
WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS..................................
FULL ADDRESS:...........................................
SEX:................................
AGE...................................
OCCUPATION.............................
TEL.......................
MOBILE................
COUNTRY................................

Yours
Sincerely,
Mr.Richard.K.Lloyds
Uk lotto Co-ordinator.


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