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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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Please note about this email:

Fraud email example:

From: "info lottery" <info_uklottery005@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 14:07:34 +0200
Subject: Official Winning Notification To Winner Of National Lottery.

 

Lottery From Home - Higher Payouts!

 

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THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
P O BOX 1010 LIVERPOOL L70 1NL
TEL: + (44) 703 1 849 449
FAX: + (44) 870 1 357 957

 

National Lottery Lucky Program

Lotto 900

CONGRATULATIONS!

YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO RECEIVE
USD$ 820,000,00
(Eight Hundred And Twenty Thousand United States Dollar)

CALL NOW TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE 
 + 27-83-548-2405

CALL 24HRS, 7 DAYS A WEEK, INCLUDING SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS
Call Now
   Mr. Francis Dyke

@
+ 27-83-548-2405

 

E-mail@
francisdykeuklottery@yahoo.com

CS No: 680 NCA 85900
Ref No: EAASL/94-6OYI-04
Batch No: 11/6/DC34 BBN
Zonal Draw No: GMLA2-005
Grand Draw No: 900

WINNING NOTIFICATION

 

We are happily to announce to you winner of the draw of the Euro-Afro- American Sweepstake Lottery International programs held on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2005 in Liverpool United Kingdom. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number B9564 75604545 188 with serial number 97560 drew the winning 2-9-22-23-24-30 bonus ball 5 which subsequently won you the lottery in the second category.(ct.02).

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$820,000,00 (Eighty Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file EAASL 30/10/02/0P1. This is from a total cash prize of US $1100,000,00 Million United States Dollars, shared amongst the first One Hundred and Thirty Four (134) lucky winners in this category worldwide.

Please note that youre lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in Southern Africa as indicated in your play coupon and your winning prize has been insured by Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC). In view of this, your US$820,000,00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you immediately you contact our agent office in Southern Africa where your winning number falls.

To file for your claim, please contact our corresponding agent in Southern Africa immediately you read this message for quick and urgent release of your fund.

Contact
Mr. Francis Dyke

Regional Manager 
Overseas Subscribers Agent
Block E, 2nd Floor
Mapungubwe Building
77 Meintjies Street
Sunnyside Johannesburg
Tel:  +27(83) 548 2405

Fax:  +27(78) 212 3506

E-mail:

 francisdykeuklottery@yahoo.com

Please be warned : For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

Please be informed that you should claim your winning prize on or before SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2006. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with our designated agents or us.

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of Euro-Afro-American-Sweepstake Lottery.

Best wishes,

Mrs. Margaret Shaw.
United Kingdom Zonal Co-coordinator.

Mr. Richard Watson
United Kingdom Zonal Secretary General.

John Branscombe
Director of Security and Facilities.

 

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