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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: "Teresa Marie Roberts. Online coordinator." (may be fake)
Reply-To: <claims_watfordoffice@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 22:45:10 +0100
Subject: UK Lottery Fiduciary Agents:

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 (#1489) of the UK INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes promotion held in London on Saturday 12th January 2013.
Your active e-mail address attached to the World Wide Web computer generated ticket number: B11607545 1063 with reference number UK/JA2CT-110P/59 and Serial number ZA5365/3, Batch number XA87-2PY,drew the lucky numbers:  14-18-29-38-43-44 Bonus 13
This subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. matches 6 lucky numbers Plus Bonus.
You have therefore been allocated to claim a total sum of 1,298,472 (0ne Million Two Hundred and Ninty Eight thousand, Four Hundred And Seventy Two British Pounds) in cash is credited to file UKPC/9082144308/07. This is from a total cash prize of 7,839,914
Shared amongst the 300,277 with (2) lucky winners in "1st" category.
 
Prize Breakdown
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Draw 1489 Saturday 12th January 2013. 14-18-29-38-43-44 Bonus 13. Jackpot for this draws 2,596,944
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No of matches    No of winners         per winner       Prize fund
Match         6               2                   1,298,472           2,596,944
Match 5 plus Bonus      5                    159,812           799,060
Match 5                      242                    2,063           499,246
Match 4                      14,756           74            1,091,944
Match 3                      285,272         10                  2,852,720
Totals                      300,277                   7,839,914
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Additional information Jackpot winner(s) Lucky Dip winners Machine used for draw Ball set used
                                       2                                                          GUINEVERE                           3 
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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 you're 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 1,298,472 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. Martins Green.
Foreign Service Manager
For UK National Lottery Board
Watford Regional Office
Watford, Herts WD18 9RN. United Kingdom
E-mail: claims_watfordoffice@yahoo.co.uk
Tell: +44-702-406-4094
 
"Do not reply back to this email from its source, it is sent via computer virtual assistance for response will not be read my Human but computer" contact the fiduciary agents by tell fax or email provided above "
 
FILL VERIFICATION FORM:
1.) FULL NAME: 
2.) AGE: 
3.) SEX: 
4.) ADDRESS:  
5.) ZIP/POSTAL CODE: 
6.) STATE/PROVINCE: 
7.) COUNTRY: 
8.) PHONE:
9.) FAX: 
10.) OCCUPATION/POSITION: 
11.) COMPANY: 
12.) EMAIL ADDRESS: 
13.) TICKET NUMBER:
14.) SERIAL NUMBER: 
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Teresa Marie Roberts. Online coordinator.
UK INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY.
Copyright (c) 1994-2013 The UK Lottery International Promotion Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service -Guideline. 77635 476378  255667460.
 
 

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