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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 LOTTO" <sweepstakers54@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 01:16:40 +0000
Subject: CONGRATULATION!!!YOU ARE A WINNER OF X100,000

[UK National Lottery Logo]The National Lottery Logo
 
 

EURO MILLIONS LONDON, UK.
PRICE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
REF: UK/4920X2/68
BATCH: 084/05/ZY360

WINNING NOTIFICATION

CONGRATULATIONS!

We the Board and Management of Euro Millions London, UK wishes to
inform you the results of the E-mail address ballot lottery
international program held on Monday 26 day of Febuary, 2007. It
is yet to be claimed and you are getting the final NOTIFICATION
as regards this.

This results is today released to you and Your e-mail address attached
to ticket number:56475600545 189 with Serial number
5368/05 drew the lucky numbers.

which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category .
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 100,000 {One
hundred thousand Pounds Sterlings) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03.

This is from a total cash prize of 1,500,000{One million five
hundred thousand pounds sterlings} shared amongst the(15)lucky winners in this category. 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 bianually.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your
winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Europe
booklet representative office in UK as indicated in your play coupon, In view of this, your 100,000 {One hundred thousand Pounds Sterlings} will be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.

Endeavor to Quote your reference/batch numbers in your correspondence
with us and you are advised not to expose your numbers to avoid double clamming and unwarranted abuse of this program or you winnings will be void
Please be warned.
 
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
 
MR.MICHAEL LEXINGTON
Email:michael.lexington009@yahoo.co.uk 
PHONE: +44 702 407 2342  

For further clarification/verification of your claims. Please contact
your fiduciary agent through the above, EMAIL ADDRES,AND PHONE NUMBER) stated in this notification e-mail. You are to fill the information below to enable you file your winnings sum.
 
Full Names:...................................................................
Physical Address:......................................................
Nationality:............................... City............................
Profession:....................................................................
Company...................................................
Age:................................................................................
Sex:...............................................................................
Marital status:..........................................................
Winning numbers:..................................................
Batch number:........................................................
Amount won:............................................................
Phone number{land/mobile}:............................

                                     
 
LOTTERY SPONSORS: CHIEF SPONSORS;
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION UK,             MICROSOFT CORPORATION AFRICA,
MICROSOFT CORPORATION USA,           MICROSOFT CORPORATION ASIA.
 
 
Past winners.
 
 


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