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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: "Queen Elizabeth's Foundation" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:56:27 +0800
Subject: Contact the Claims Administrator with your claims requirement...

From:Queen Elizabeth's Foundation
Woodlands Road
Leatherhead Court
KT22 0BN.


Congratulations The Queen Elizabeth's Foundation has chosen you by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of a cashGrant/Donation for your own personal, educational, and business development. To celebratethe 30th anniversary program, We are giving out a yearly donation of £1,000.000.00 (One Million Great British Pounds) to 40lucky recipients,as charity donations/aid from the Queen Elizabeth's Foundation,ECOWAS, EU,UNICEF and the UNO in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament, which is part of our promotion. To file for your claim you are to fill out below information and send it to Mr. George Wallect The Executive Secretary Via his email contact address:

Claims Requirements:

NAME: Mr. George Wallect

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Promotion Department

Fill the below:

1. Full Name:_____________________
2. Address:_____________________
3. Nationality:___________Sex:________
4. Age:________Date of Birth:___________
5. Occupation:_____________________
6. Cell Phone:___________Fax:___________
7. State of Origin:_________Country:_______

Choose from payment options and Contact the Claims Administrator with all
your claims requirements.

(i).Bank Transfer.

(ii).Delivery of Prepaid Visa card® Valued £ 1,000.000.00 Pounds by a registered
Courier Company.

Best Regards:

Mrs.Dora Lazmo
Woodlands Road
Leatherhead Court
KT22 0BN.
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People is a registered
charity No 251051.Registered as a company limited by guarantee in
London No892013.Registered at Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road,
Leatherhead,Surrey KT22 0BN.

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