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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: "London 2012 Olympic Games" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:38:27 -0000
Subject: London 2012 Olympic Games Notification

This Official Letter of Notification is displayed in the order of the 2012 Olympic Games that will be held in London 2012, Opening date 27 July 2012, Closing date 12 August 2012. Your Email Address have won you the sum of £1,200,000.00 {One Million, Two Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling} only, your e-mail address was gotten through the United Kingdom Information Network Online (U.K.I.N.O) and your winnings is attached to this Reference Number: BOGC/2012-44UK & Batch Number: 44/2012-BO1/OGC5 for the International Promotions Program.

Please note that no ticket was sold, your email address in addition to thousands of company and individual email addresses were extracted with the latest internet software by Microsoft and the email addresses were scrutinized with a computer ballot system and after the process, 5 email addresses were selected and they were shared into 5 categories respectively and the winning sum for this draw is Six Million Pounds Sterling only to be shared among 5 eligible winners who receives this notification. Send your claimant details to the below contact for payment processing, data programming and further steps of claiming will be related to you by the claims agent, Mr. Jesse Edward.

| First Name: | Surname: | Occupation: | Marital Status: | Date of Birth: | Sex: | Residential or Office Address: | Country of Origin: | Nationality/Citizenship: | Email: | Alternative Email: | Telephone #: | Cell #: | Fax #: | Amount Won: | Date of Notification:


Name: Mr. Jesse Edward
Tel number: +44 7011184638
Tel number: +44 7011120652
Fax number: +44 7006065018

Please Quote your Reference and Batch numbers to avoid unnecessary delay/complications, all funds that are unclaimed within 2 weeks of notification will be revoked. We also advise that you keep your winning information very confidential as our security policy demands to avoid double claims/impersonation and unwarranted abuse of this program by unscrupulous element.

"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 by Human but computer" Therefore you must contact the claims agent by telephone or email address provided above"

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