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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:

Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:23:36 +0100
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 award program. We are pleased to inform you that your e-mail account has won 3,520,000:00 Eur (Three Million, Five Hundred & Twenty Thousand Euro Only) in the Lucky Day Lottery sweepstakes program, conducted Saturday 9th, January 2016, 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 sold.

For more information/procedure of your winnings claim, you are advice to contact our claims processing department with the contact information below, and provide them with your winning details as stated below.

Contact Person: Mr. Robert Bongers
For: Claims Processing Dept.
Tel: +31 68-424-4748
Fax: +31 20-719-2254

Your Winning Details.
Ref Number: NL007K/0AAH3-Y0/15
Batch Number: YGH601-NLS/41ZB
Ticket Number: W521/JKD-VGF01

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,
Anne Steenhuizen
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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