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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 <fundstransfer@standrdchartered-uk.co.cc>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:48:34 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Please I Need Your Responds

UNITED KINGDOM END OF YEAR NATIONAL LOTTERY CASH AWARDS.

CONGRATULATIONS!
Your email address has won 2,000,000.00USD in United Kingdom End Of
Year Lottery cash award.This is fully based on an electronic selection
of winners using their e-mail addresses.

Winning Number:9-6-1-6-0-9-8
Batch Number: 8056490911/858
Reference Number:US/HW47509/2011

For Immediate Payment of your prize funds of 2,000,000.00USD Contact
the Paying Bank contacts below as your winning falls within our
European paying Region in LONDON.

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK (SCB UK)
CONTACT PERSON:Mr Martini Jonas
EMAIL:fundstransfer@standrdchartered-uk.co.cc
FAX/TEL: +447024039967

Contact the bank email above Stating below:
Your names:.................
Full Address:...............
Nationality:................
Phone number(s): ...........
Country:....................
Your Age....................
Occupation:.................

You will be paid from our regional commercial bank in LONDON since
your payment slip is located there.
HELP US EXPAND US NATIONAL END OF YEAR LOTTERY GLOBALLY.

Sincerely and Happy Christmas
Caroline James,Financial Director.
SET FOR HAPPY HOME!

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