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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: "THE NATIONAL LOTTERY" <info_winningsdept001@msn.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 09:12:20 +0000
Subject: CONGRATULATION YOU ARE A WINNER


 
   
 CONTROLLER        

The United Nations Lottery
Headquatres
270 John Downey Drive
New Britain
CT  06051
LONDON
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44703-190-6112
FAX:+44870-950-3304

                                                                    (Customer Services)
Ref: UN/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369
                                                                                                               DATE:19/12/2005

                              NOTIFICATION OF WINNINGS:

Dear Sir/Madam


We happily announce to you the draw (#942) of the , online Sweepstakes International program held on thursday 15th of December, 2005.
Your e-mail address attached to TICKET NUMBER: 1416-4612-750  with SERIAL NUMBER:3187-17 drew the LUCKY DREW NUMBERS:31-17-8-28-55 (bonus no.25), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim total sum of 750,000(Seven Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds) in cash credited to file .This is from a total cash prize of UK 750,000,shared amongst the one thousand  (1000) lucky winners in this categoryi.e Match 5 plus bonus.
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly. 
your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet repre!
sentative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In
view of this, your 750,000 (Seven Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds)
will be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.
Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim 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. Please be warned.
To file for your claim,Please contact our claims  agent
******************************************************************************************************
Mr. John Cleri
270 John Downey Drive
New Britain
CT  06051
LONDON
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel:+4470-3190-6112
FAX:+44870-950-4403

Official Email:info_ukonlinelottowinningsdept@msn.com
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Endeavour to contact him with the following informations:

1,Full Names
2,Contact Address
3,Telephone Number
4,Age
5,Sex
6,Nationality
7,Occupation
8, Winning information i,e ticket number, batch number, reference number, serial number  e.t.c
Congratulations from me and members of staff of  THE UNITED NATIONS LOTTERY.
Yours faithfully,
Rose Wood (Mrs)
Online coordinator for THE UNITED NATIONS LOTTERY Sweepstakes International Program
For and on behalf of the
Office of the Secretary General
OF THE UNITED NATIONS
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT WINNERS WHO  RESIDE CLOSE TO PEOPLE WHO WERE AFFECTED BY THE HURRICANE KATERINA  AND THE HURRICANE RITA 
WILL BE REQUIRED TO DONATE TWENTY PERCENT OF THEIR WINNINGS TO THOSE VICTIMS
 


  
 
 
 
You must be 16 or over to play or claim 



a prize
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