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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 LOTTERY AGENCY" <uk_merseyagency@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 16:26:40 +0100
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON!

[UK National Lottery Logo]
National Lottery 8 LOWER MALL, HAMMERSMITH
Liverpool, L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM
 
 
Your Winning Tiket Numbers
On saturday The 1st Of July 2006
[Winning Numbers]
Winning numbers for Lotto #1098 (Saturday 1st July 2006):
[18 28 33 37 39 42 (15)]
One ticket won the 8,036,203 jackpot prize
[No ticket won 130,000 in HotPicks #416]
 
 webside for more info http://lottery.merseyworld.com/
 Flags
YOU HAVE WON THE  SUM OF
NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS STEALING
 (950.000.00) IN CASH
THIS MESSAGE IS  FROM  THE PROMOTION MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
 
YOU HAVE WON ON THE COMPUTER BALLOT 
ON
 SATURDAY THE 1ST OF JULY 2006
THE SUM OF  
 (950.000.00)
IN CASH 
Flags
 
    
WINNERS SHOULD PLEASE CONTACT
FATHER LOUIS PERRY
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY AGENT
UK
 
FOR  IMMEDIATE PAYMENT
ON
TEL:+44-703-174-6611
email
 
 
PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
note: our fudicial agent is in uk but your prize falls within the african region and your fund will be release to you from the Global Bank Nig Plc in our regional branch office in Abuja, Nigeria
as part of our promotional draws
webside for more info uk national lottery.com
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 65,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions  lottery held here   in uk london (england). Attached to a free ticket.
Note that your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of you  visiting various websites we are running the E-business promotions for You/Your Company email address.
We  therefore approved you a lump sum pay out of 950,000,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners.
 This is from the total of 247,000,00 pounds stealings shared among the (26) international lucky  winners who won on the on the 10th  of saturday of june 2006
webside for more info uk national lottery.com 
 ticket number attached to
 
[Winning Numbers]

Winning numbers for Lotto #1098 (Saturday 1st July 2006):
[18 28 33 37 39 42 (15)]
One ticket won the 8,036,203 jackpot prize
[No ticket won 130,000 in HotPicks #416]
webside for more info http://lottery.merseyworld.com/
Please be informed that your fund of 950,000.00 pounds stealings   is  insured in the email address which won you this prize, therefore you should contact  your claims agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your CHEQUE under your full names.
 Please note that  your paying agent, will invite you to their office here  in uk  england for your immediate payment, you have to hurry up and contact them immediately.
To begin your claim, please  fill the form below  and send it to  your claims agent.
 
FATHER LOUIS PERRY
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY CLAIMS AGENT
+44-703-174-6611
webside for more info http://lottery.merseyworld.com/
 
         [UK National Lottery Logo] 
National Lottery 8 LOWER MALL, HAMMERSMITH
Liverpool, L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM
                      
FILL THE  FORM  BELOW  AND SEND IT,TO FATHER LOUIS YOUR UK NATIONAL  CLAIMS AGENT VIA EMAIL FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PAYMENT  WESIDE uk national lottery.com
 
NAME..........................................................................................................................
 
SURE NAME.................................................................................................................
 
WINNING TICKET NUMBERS..........................................................................................
 
TELEPHONE NUMBER....................................................................................................
 
FAX NUMBER................................................................................................................
.
EMAIL ADDRESS WHICH WON YOU THE LOTERY............................................................
 
HOUSE ADDRESS.........................................................................................................
 
STATE..........................................................................................................................
 
COUNTRY.....................................................................................................................
 
 DATE OF BIRTH...........................................................................................................
 
AMOUNT WON...............................................................................................................
 
THE DATE YOU WON THE LOTTERY.................................................................................
 
OCCUPATION...............................................................................................................
 
NEXT OF KIN..................................................................................................................
webside for more info http://lottery.merseyworld.com/
 
E. Neville Isdell, Chairman, Board of Directors, and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company
FROM THE PROMOTIONAL MANAGER
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
MR RICHARD K. LIOYD.
TEL+44 703 183 4640
 Richard K. Lloyd & Connect Internet Solutions Limited 2006
Part of 
MerseyWorld - promoting Liverpool and its surrounding regions
Disclaimer - This is an unofficial UK lottery site
webside for more info http://lottery.merseyworld.com/




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