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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: "lotto manger" <southafrica2010worldcup-lottery@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 06:08:10 -0700
Subject: 2010 ONLINE NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD

    
From : Lotto Manager South African 2010 World cup lottery online 2006                                           
Lottery Headquarters: 31, Brixon RD
Calton Building RM 108, JHB South Africa
 Batch: ( 13/26/DC36.)
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR WINNING:
   Ball number 6Ball number 8Ball number 10Ball  number 19Ball number 30Ball number 42 
We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 World cup Bid lottery Award International programs held in Zurich, Switzerland. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: (B9665 75604546 199) with ! Serial number (97560)Drew the winning NO: (6/8/27/10/19/30/42), and Insurance number (KISCS433/2010SNLP/2006) which subsequently on you the lottery award in the 2nd category.
 
Your name have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2,000,000.00 (Two million United States Dollars) in cash credited to file Number (KPC/9030108308/03). This is from a total cash prize of US ($400,000,000.00)shared among the first 200 Hundred and lucky winners in this category world-wide.
 
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery booklet representative office in South Africa as indicate in the play coupon. In view of this, your U.S ($2,000,000.00 (Two Million United States Dollars) would be released to you by our bank manager immediately he commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. Also your claim included with free flight ticket and one month hotel reservation in one of the five star hotel.
 
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web-site through computer draw system and extracted from over (100,000,00) companies and individual emails address. The lottery programe took place to promote south africa (2010 world cup award).                                         
 
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are 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 warned)
 
To file for your claim, please contact your claim agent immediately, you read this message for quick and urgent release of your fund, his conatct information is as flow.!!!
Name: Mr. Gill Molif
Direct Line : (+27/ 83/ 580/ 2212)
E-mail : contactgillmolifl@yahoo.com,mgill@starmail.co.za
 
                             
Provide him with the information below:
1.Name:.................................................
2.Address:.............................................
3.Marital Status:..................................
4.Occupation:........................................

5.Age:....................................................
6.Sex:.....................................................
7.Nationality:.........................................
8.Residence:..........................................
9.Telephone Number:...........................
10.Fax Number:....................................
11. Winning Number:............................
12. Ref Number:...................................
13.Serial Number:................................
14. Amount Worn:................................
15. Batch Number:..............................
16. Insurance Number:.......................
 
Please be informed that all winning Prize must be claimed on or before 30 days of this notification. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference /batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program that has succesfully won this competition.
 
Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
 
Signed: President Nelson Mandela (chairman)
Molefi OLIPHANT (President)
Chief Operations Officer
Albert MOKOENA
Chief Executive Officer
Danny JORDAAN.
Online Co-ordinators.
MR.BRIAN HUNT
MRS. MISHEL ZUNET
MR. GREG KHUL
N.B/Call our fiduciary agent for your cliam, do not miss this
oppotunity.
 
Thank you for your co-operation
        
 
    
 
(Zonal Co-ordinator)
Robert Mboma
 
  
BELOW ARE THE RECENT JUBILATING WINNERS ON SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROGRAMME
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS  FROM THE MEMBERS AND STAFF OF SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL LOTTERY.
Yours faithfully,
Mr. Brian Hunt.
Online coordinator for SA NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program.
NATIONAL LOTTERY.  
Savery, Aldwin                                             Schroter, Naomi      
 MR. GREG KHUL         MR.BRIAN HUNT         MRS. MISHEL ZUNET
Online Co-ordinators.
 
You must be 16 or over to play or claim a prize
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All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline
 
      
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