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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:

Date: 7 May 2010 19:59:13 +0900
Subject: Reference no: UK/JA2CT-110P/08.

The National Lottery

P.O.Box 1010

Liverpool L70 1NL. United Kingdom

(Customer service) NOTIFICATION DESK

Attention: Email Account Holder,

Congratulations!! Congratulations!!

We happily announce to you the draw (#1398) of the UK INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes promotion held in London Friday 30th of April 2010.

Your active e-mail address attached to the World Wide Web computer generated ticket number: B55607545 4133 with reference number UK/JA2CT-110P/08 and Serial number ZA5365/3 ,Batch number XA87-2PY,drew the lucky numbers: 01-05-09-27-42-45 Bonus 21

This subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. matches 6 lucky numbers Plus.

You have therefore been allocated to claim a total sum of £1,316,462.00 (One Million, Three Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty Two British Pounds) in cash is credited to file UKPC/9080144308/07. This is from a total cash prize of £14,374,330

Shared amongst the 722,219 with (3) lucky winners in "1st" category.

Prize Breakdown


Draw 1398 Sat 21st of Nov 09. 01-05-09-27-42-45 Bonus 21 Jackpot for this draw £3,949,386


No. of matches No. of winners £s per winner Prize fund

Match 6 3 £1,316,462 £3,949,386

Match 5 plus Bonus 18 £67,510 £1,215,180

Match 5 794 £956 £759,064

Match 4 41,222 £40 £1,648,880

Match 3 680,182 £10 £6,801,820

Totals 722,219 £14,374,330


Additional information Jackpot winner(s) Lucky Dip winners Machine used for draw Ball set used



All World Wide Web valid email addresses used/participants for the online email version were selected randomly via computer balloting from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies affiliated to the National Lottery and are listed online.

This Online promotion takes place via virtual ticket Bi-annually.

Please note that your lucky winning ticket file and number falls within our European booklet representative office in Watford (UK) as indicated in your ballot played coupon. In view of this, your £1,316,462.00 would be released to you by our payment department.

Contact our Fiduciary agents immediately to commence release of your lottery prize.

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 choice you want to claim your prize. Precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program are in place. Please be warned!!!

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent and provide him with your winning email details .remember to quote your reference numbers.


UK Lottery Fiduciary Agents:

Mr. Edward Smith

Tel : + 44-702-402-2820

Foreign Service Manager

Watford Regional Centre

Tolpits Lane, Watford WD18 9RN .United Kingdom


"Do not reply back to the senders address or the source email address, it is sent via computer virtual assistance for response will not be read my Human but computer" Therefore you must contact the fiduciary agents by telephone or email address provided above "

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. Mary Lee Owen. Online coordinator.


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