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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: "THAI LOTTERY" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 06:10:30 +0700
Subject: Email Winner M/M

Dear Value Customer
We wish to congratulate you on the success of your email address which came out in the first winnings category of the year 2016 and won you the total sum of US$1,500,000 in our free ticket online email address computer balloting. This is the results of THAI LOTTERY ORGANIZATION'S FREE TICKET ONLINE DRAWS UPDATE of 6th of April, 2016.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 085-12876077-09 with serial number 51390-0 drew this lucky numbers 03-05-12-14-28-38 which subsequently
won the Lottery and qualified you as an international online Winner.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$1,500,000 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) through any of
our available payment methods.
Your email address was Reference Numbered to: N.EGS/3662367114/13 and your winnings and payment Batch Number is BKKBTH/05/BTH469. For your
US$1,500,000 payment process to begin, you will be expected to REPLY with the below listed winnings and personal claims information not allow by any
other person to claim on behalf of the winning email address owner:
  Your complete names:..
  Full contact address:.
  country name:.
  Telephone or mobile numbers:...
  Free ticket and Lucky numbers:.....
  Reference, Serial and Batch numbers:..
  Date and venue of draw:.
After you have replied with the above winnings and personal claims information, our APPOINTED CLAIMS AGENT MR. GATTI MASHALL will get back to you with further details on how you will be paid your winning prize of US$1,500,000.00
  Please contact the below:
  Tel/fax: +66-6-2584-3859
Note: Any claim not made on time shall be returned to THE PROMOTIONS COMPANY, HER MAJESTY'S DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. And also be informed that 10% of your lottery winning belongs to them. Because they are the company that bought your ticket and played the lottery in your email extracted. Note also that this 10% will be remitted after you have received your winnings prize, because the money is insured in your winning details already.
Good luck from me and all staff members of the THAI LOTTERY ORGANIZATION.
Yours faithfully,
Mitchelle Wong
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