fighting spam and scams on the Internet
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.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
Click here to report a problem with this page.
Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:12:51 +0000
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION
Customer ServiceRef: UK/9420X2/68Batch: 074/05/ZY369 We
happily announce to you the draw of the UK-LOTTO Sweep stake Lottery
International program held on 18th October 2008 In LEEDS UNITED
e-mail address was attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 and
Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:03-10-12-30-39-40-23Which
subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd Category You have therefore
been approved to claim a total sum of US$854,000 (Eight hundred and
fifty four Thousand United States Dollars)To file for your claim, Please contact our fiduciary agent: MRS JUDITH ELLIOTelliotjudith40@yahoo.deYou can go to our online result site to confirm the Value of you Winnings and also get a prize breakdown: -http://www.national-lottery.com/results.asp Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.Sincerely,STELLA BROWN