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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: uk online lottery <unitedkingdom_lotery147@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 13:41:00 +0000
Subject: UK ONLINE NOTIFICATION











UK ONLINE NOTIFICATION DESK.
GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED!!

UK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY

IS REGISTERED UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION:

(Registration Z720633X).


National Lottery

P O Box 1010

Liverpool, L70 1NL

UNITED KINGDOM

(Customer Services)



WINNING NOTIFICATION


Ref: LSUK/2031/8161/05

Batch: R3/A312-59a

CATEGORY. 2nd category

We happily announce to you the by-anual online draw of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International Program held on 26th March 07.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9564 75604545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:01,03,06,22,23,39 & bonus 21. Which subsequently won you one of the lucky dip prizes. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £980,740 (Nine Hundred and Eighty Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Great British Pounds ) in cash credited to file LSUK/2031/8161/05.


This is from a total cash prize of £ 47,305,800 (Forty Seven Million Three Hundred and Five Thousand Eight Hundred Great British Pounds), shared amongst the Twenty (20) lucky winners in this category.



LOTTERY PRIZE BREAKDOWN

Draw date :26th May 2007,

Your Prize Money £980,740.00



NUMBER OF MATCHES. No OF WINNERS. £s PER WINNER.

TOTAL

Match 6 1 £5,254,612

£5,254,612

Match 5 plus bonus 20 £980,840

£19,616,800

Match 5 576 £11,754

£6,770,304

Match 4 33686 £465

£15,663,990

Match 3 604272 £10

£6,042,706

Totals 638555

£47,305,706

All participants for the online version were selected randomly from the World Wide Web through a computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, companies and corporate bodies that are listed online.



Our corresponding 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 unwarranted abuse of this program.Please be warned !!!!!!


To file for your claim, please contact our corresponding agent immediately you read this message for quick and urgent release of your fund,

contact information is as follow: -

Name : Dr.Anderson Smith

Overseas Subscribers Agents

ADDRESS: 2-3 avenue, highlands

North,Liverpool 85609.

Tel: + 44- 703-181-7417

Email: andersonsmith30@gmail.com


Please be informed that all winning must be claimed on or before 30th November 2007. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with our designated agents or us.



Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program that has successfully won this competition.Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery Program.

The Free Lottery Awards is proudly sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation,the Intel Group, Toshiba,Dell computers, Mckintosh and a conglomeration of other international IT companies.

The free lottery draw is held thrice in a year . We are proud to say that over 200 Million Dollars are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide.We also encourage you to visit various website online and take your chance to become part of our winners. Millions are won on a our basis on one of the world's most famous free lottery service.Become part of our winners.

Once again congratulations from the entire staff of the U.K NATIONAL LOTTERY.



Mrs. Julia White.

Online coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY

Sweepstakes International Program


NATIONAL LOTTERY


Johnson Cole,

Controller Copyright 1994-2006 The U.K. National Lottery Inc.
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