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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:

Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:49:05 +0800
Subject: Congratulations!!! You Have Won. Contact Your Claiming Agent.


Congratulations!!! You Have Won. Contact Your Claiming Agent.


Dear Lucky winner we happily announce to you the result of the Mega

Millions Online Lottery draws held on Tuesday, NOVEMBER 04, 2014, in Hesperia CA. All

participants were selected randomly from the Mega Millions email database on the World

Wide Web,and with the aid of a computer draw personal e-mail address attached to ticket

number: B9564 7560 with serial number 46560 drew the winning numbers 25 45 51 53 73

Bonus 2. Therefore you have been approved to claim a sum of $5,000,000.00 (Five

Million United States Dollars) in cash credited to file EAAL / 9080118308 / 08.

To confirm your result you can visit

To file for your claim, please contact our corresponding claim agent immediately you

read this message for quick and urgent release of your fund.

Contact information is as follows:
Mr.Scott Henry

Here is the information needed for you to fill:

1. Full Name: .......
2. Full Address: .....
3. Marital Status: ....
4. Occupation: ......
5. Age: .....
6. Sex: .....
7. Nationality: .......
8. Tel.Number: ........
9. Country Residence: .........

*** Due to possible confusion of some numbers and email contacts, we ask that you keep

this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your

money remitted. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or

unscrupulous acts by some participants of this program. ***

Congratulations once again from all members and staff of Mega Millions Online lottery


Mr. Kelvin Boon.
** Customer Service **

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