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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: "Lucky Day NL" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:59:02 -0300
Subject: Congratulations!! Your E-mail Account Has Won!!!

Lucky Day Lottery NL.
Postbus 3074
2280 GB Rijswijk
The Netherlands.

Dear Lucky Winner!

This notification may come to you as a surprise but take out time to read
it carefully, as we wishes congratulate you over your success in the just
concluded and official publication of results of the e-mail electronic
online Sweepstakes promotional program. We are pleased to inform you that
your e-mail address has won $3,520,000:00 (Three Million, Five Hundred &
Twenty Thousand Dollars Only) in the Lucky Day Lottery sweepstakes
promotional program, conducted 16th January 2015, and the results were
release today. This Lottery is a free promotional program sponsored by
consortium of software companies, which means Lottery tickets were not

For more information's/claim procedure of your winning funds, you are
advice to contact claims department with the contact information below,
and provide him with your winning details as stated below.

Contact Person: Mr. Charles Hubert
For: Claims Processing Dept.
Tel: +31 20-894-3564
Fax: +31 20-719-2254

Your Winning Details.
Ref Number: AZLKM/077HY/2015
Batch Number: XXB001-NLS/22MA
Ticket Number: 77QH/GY098-WYH1

NOTE: Please be warned, your winning and its entire information are to be
kept strictly confidential, this is to avoid previous bad experience this
program has suffered, such as abuse of this program by other internet user
who use the name of this company for unscrupulous activities and double
claiming of winning entitlement because of insecurity of winning
information on the part of beneficiaries. Always call to ensure that you
are dealing with the right department. If you find this message in your
spam is due to your internet provider.

Yours sincerely,
Saskia Daniels (Mrs).
The Sweepstakes Coordinator.
© 2015 Lucky Day Lottery NL. All Rights Reserved.
The information contained in this email is confidential. If the reader is
not the intended recipient then you must notify the sender immediately by
return email and then delete all copies of this email. You must not copy,
distribute, print or otherwise use the information. Email may be stored by
the Company to support operational activities. All information will be
held in accordance with the Company's Privacy Policy which can be found on
the Company's website -

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