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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: (sent from abused email account)
Reply-To: DL-GRANT FOUNDATION <donaldlawsonfoundation2013@outlook.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 16:55:59 -0500 (COT)
Subject: urgent





I am Mr Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, MI 48446 USA. I won $337 million in the Powerball Millions Lottery as introduced on Friday

August 17th 2012 by Michigan Lottery Officials.

Please share in my joy and verify this by visiting: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/31/13591150-winner-of-337-

million-powerball-jackpot-revealed-in-michigan?lite

It is a thing of joy for us; Hence the need to disburse fraction of our winnings; to Good spirited individuals, Churches,

Orphanages and Charities.

Under Individual category; Your email address amongst other (4) Lucky ones was submitted to receive grant of $1,000,000 USD

from us. This was certified after careful balloting by Microsoft Data Base Email And Google Management Team.

===========================Full Name:
Address:
Country:
Age:
Occupation:
Sex:
Mobile/Tel:
Scan copy of identification:
===========================For claims, forward above details via email to: donaldlawsonfoundation2013@outlook.com

Donald Lawson,
Lapeer, MI 48446 USA.
Email: donaldlawsonfoundation2013@outlook.com

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