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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: yayaw bent <>
Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 13:19:09 -0700
Subject: Congratulations!! Once again

201 North Main Street
Ames, NE 68621, USA

Attention Lucky Winner,

We happily announce to you the result of the online-email Lotto Draw
held this week. Your email address attached to ticket number:
{Aol009us/awp-lax1182/09} with Ref. Number {Aol991327820} drew the
lucky number:{Aol917701116000}, which subsequently won to you the
lottery in the 5th and last category.

You are, therefore, been approved to claim a total sum of
$1,000,000.00 in cash, to file for claim just use this code:

The Power-ball draw takes place two days evening every week in the
United State of America, which equates to approximately 4 a.m on
Thursdays and Sundays mornings this a side of the pond.

Our biggest jackpot records The jackpot, which crept up to $768.4
million on Wednesday (Wednesday, March 27, 2019) was won by a ticket
sold in New Berlin, The jackpot, the third-largest in U.S. history at
$768.4 million will have a cash value of an estimated $477 million
according to our website

The numbers drawn on Wednesday were 16-20-37-44-62 for POWER-BALL

Note: You do not by a ticket for this winning in this last category,
all participants were selected randomly from World Wide Website
through computer draw system and extracted from over 1, 000,000 email
addresses globally.

This promotion takes place weekly and the jackpot winner is announced
twice every week; you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential until your prize is remitted to you. It is part of our
precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse
of this program by some unscrupulous elements. "Please be warned".

To file for your claim immediately, contact our fiduciary agent with
below information and claim your prize.

Contact Person: -
Name: Mr. Steve Case
Fiduciary Agent POWER-BALL DRAW/AOL® Lottery Coordinator

Do email him the bellow information for your claim's requirements:
1. FULL NAME: ............................
2. RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: ....................
3. PHONE/FAX NUMBERS: ......................
4. NATIONALITY: ...........................

WARNING! Winners shall not exceed 14 days from the date of Draw
Notification to claim their money. Any prize not claimed within this
period will be forfeited. All winning information should be private &
confidential for security reasons!

Congratulations!! Once again

Agent Head of Customer Care Service
Copyright©2019 EURO-MILLIONS POWER-BALL/Euro-Millions

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