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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 NATIONAL ONLINE LOTTERY AWARD <uklottery_hen1@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 18:05:14 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION!!! YOUR EMAIL HAVE WON YOU A LOTTERY.


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WINNING NOTIFICATION!!

UK National Lottery.
8 LOWER MALL, HAMMER SMITH.
Liverpool, L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE PROMOTION MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT OF UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Dear Lucky Winner!!


This Message is from the Uk National Lottery Promotional Manager, We are here to announce to you that your Email is among the 10 International Lucky Winners of the Uk National Lottery 2008,Second Category Draw.

All Participants of the Uk National Lottery were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from (£2.500,000) email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions lottery held here in Uk London (ENGLAND).

Note: that your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of you visiting various websites we are running the E-business promotions for You/Your Company email address.
We therefore approved you a lump sum pay out of £250,000.00 (TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS) in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners.
This is from the total of £2.500,000 pounds sterlings shared among the (10) international lucky winners who won on the 12th February 2008, your ticket number is attached to it, Please be informed that your fund of £250,000.00 (TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS) is insured in the email address that won this prize, therefore you should contact your claims agent and make available to him your full names and Informations so that they will re-insure your WINNERS CERTIFICATE under your full names. you have to hurry up and contact Him immediately.

To begin your claim, please contact your claims agent (Mr.Frank F. Moore).
FINAL PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION.

Further more your details (winning numbers) falls within our European representative office in Amsterdam, Holland, as indicated Your play coupon, your email payment center falls within our regional head branch office in(WEST AFRICA).
your prize of £250,000.00 (TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS) WILL BE released to you through our regional head branch office in (WEST AFRICA) where your email payment center falls in. This is as part of our international promotions draws according to the second category winners of this lottery promotion.

NOTE: Due to mix up of some numbers and names, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to your nominated bank which you will make available to the Deposited Paying Center. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

All participants where selected through a computer/mail balloting system drawn from (6.500,000) EMAIL addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational/International companies and also the united kingdom Government.
DATE OF WINNING : 12th February 2008

BELOW IS YOUR WINNING INFORMATIONS:



WINNING NUMBER ---------------------------------#893 (1, 4, 7, 10, 16,23 , 26).

BATCH NUMBER------------------------------------O7410512436924369

REF. NUMBER: ---------------------------------------UK/9420X2/68.







NOTE: THAT ALL THE WINNERS SHOULD PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FIDUCIAL CLAIMS AGENT (MR. FRANK F. MOORE.)

CONTACT THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY AGENT
FOR PROCESSING AND IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF YOUR PRIZE THROUGH HIS EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER.

NAME: MR. FRANK F. MOORE.
EMAIL: claimagent_frank2@yahoo.co.uk
TELEPHONE NUMBER: +447024032330,+447024032854.









FROM THE PROMOTIONAL MANAGER
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
MR RICHARD K. LIOYD.


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