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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: "Setor de Nosologia" <senos@hc.ufu.br>
Reply-To: jamessmith6035@aim.com
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 09:59:34 -0200
Subject: TEL: +4470 3594 8303

The Uk Nationwide Foundation for basic research In conjunction with the
ECOWAS,UNO and the EU We are celebrate the 30th anniversary program, We are
giving out a yearly donation of £500,000.00 (five hundred thousand pounds
sterling) each to 100 lucky recipients. These specific Donations/Grants will
be awarded to 100 lucky international recipients worldwide; in different
categories for their personal business development and enhancement of their
educational plans. This is a yearly program, which is a measure of universal
development strategy. was conceived with the objective of human growth,
educational and scientific research, with a mind also for Community
development. Based on the random selection exercise of internet websites and
millions of supermarket cash invoices worldwide, you were selected among the
lucky recipients to receive the award sum of ( £500,000.00 )

You are required to contact the Claims Processing Manager below, for your
grant award of qualification documentation and processing of your claims.
Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (N-222-6647, E-910-56),
REF Number: SW/90/0021/7896/56 BATCH No: 34/0065/KJY in all discussions,
forward your complete details to the claims processing officer.

MR. James Smith.
Claims Processing Manager
The Uk Nationwide Foundation Grant Award.
Office Address: Nationwide House
Pipers Way
Swindon
SN38 1NW
united kingdon
Reg. No. 1065552
TEL: +4470 3594 8303
TEL: +4470 4570 8922
FAX: +4470 9284 2791
Email: jamessmith6035@aim.com


NOTE:THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ARE NEEDED FROM YOU AS TO ENABLE YOUR DONATION
FUNDS RELEASE !

1. Full Names: 2. Residential Address:
3. Direct Phone No: 4. Fax Number:
5. Email address: 6. Qualification numbers
7. Sex: 8. Nationality:
9. Occupation: 10.Age:

On behalf of the Board kindly, accept our warmest congratulations.

In your best interest to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind,we
request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public
notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and
your funds remitted to your account.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or
unscrupulous acts by participants/nonparticipants of this program.


Sincerely Yours,
MRS.MARRY JACK.
THE PROMOTION COORDINATOR,

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