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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 FREELOTTO INC" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <omniparcel2go@aol.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:06:38 +0700
Subject: UK Freelotto Weekly Results

UK NATIONAL FREELOTTO INC.
Head Office: 24A High St Starbeck
North Yorkshire, England HG2 7HY
********************************

(Customer Services)
Your Winning License: #46XZ450
Date: 12/03/2010
Attn: Winner,

This email is to inform you that you emerged a winner of £652,000.00 Pounds Sterling on our online draws which was played on the 10th of March 2010.

This draw is part of our yearly Bonus to all internet users in order to enhance and promote the use of Internet Explorer Users and Microsoft-wares buyers around the globe. The selection process was carried out randomly through our computerized email selection system Which Consequently pick up your email address attached to a Reference Number: UK455/Gk565/FR101 and Batch Number: FR3435/420NK for the draw and won you (£652,000.00 Pounds Sterling) in the 2nd category B matches 5 Bonus. It was selected along with others as winners.

You have therefore been approved by the UK National Freelotto Corporation Payment Service to claim a total sum of £652,000.00 Pounds Sterling only in Cash check credited to file UNL/45657/6523/10; your particulars have been documented for record purposes.

CLAIMS RELEASE VERIFICATION FORM
1. Full Names: ______________________________
2. Marital Status: __________________________
3. Sex: ________________ Age: _______________
4. Occupation: ______________________________
5. Full Address: ____________________________
6. Nationality: _____________________________
7. Country of Residence: ____________________
8. Tel Number: _________ Mobile: ____________
9. Fax Number:_______________________________
Please include your complete winning details.

With regards to this, you are to send filled copy of the above claims release verification form to the Approved Courier Delivery Department Email Address for verification purpose by them before the delivery of your WINNING FUNDS/PARCEL can be delivered to your destination residential house address provide above to them. Below are the Dispatch Agent Name and Email Address appearing?

COMPANY NAME: OMNI EXPRESS COURIER LTD.
Dispatch Officer: Mr. Mark Lawrence
For More Enquiries Please Call:
Tel: +447011138266 +447045708108
Fax: +448704795004 +448447743465
Email: omniparcel2go@aol.co.uk

NOTE: They are responsible for sending your original winning certificate and certified cheque/check to you by couriering it to you, as soon as you adhere to all instructions from the courier delivery department and cover their service charges only, then I can assure you that the process of your winning fund delivery will be hitch free and without any form of complications. Please oblige to follow their instructions so that your winning certificate and certified Bank cheque can get to your present residential address on time. Do ensure to file your claims to them with a copy of your verification particulars and scanned copies of driver's license or any form of national identity. Endeavour to make your winnings confidential for security reason during the process of transfer of your winning funds to you.

Thank you for your understanding and hope to hear from you soon as you receive your winning funds/parcel.

Yours Truly,
Sir. Gordon A. Stewart
Co-ordinator Online Promo Programmed.

Privacy Statement: This transmission is intended only for the use of the individual to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, or exempt from disclosure under applicable laws. If the recipient of this transmission is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering this transmission to the intended recipient, DO NOT READ, disseminate, or copy. Rather, we request that you destroy or discard this transmission and notify us immediately by e-mail.

Copyright © 1999-2010 UK National Freelotto Inc. All rights reserved Terms

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