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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: 1 Jun 2019 18:32:58 -0700

Congratulation... Your profile name is still available on our
winners list here and your winning
money i still available for claiming
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Two
hundred Thousands dollars {$200,000.00 USD} on the on going
Facebook Lottery Jackpot. All participant were selected through a
computer random integrated system drawn in 15 million E-mail
address on This Program is promoted and sponsored
by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of
their social responsibility to the citizens in the aspect that
impacts peoples lifestyle worldwide. This is your Ref#:
990078567, Batch#: 9056490602/333, Winning no: FB8701/LPRC,ticket
number; 85430000-07024570000,serial number; 7755551111.
Claims Requirements: To claim you will need to fill this form on
here now,so that we can locate you destination
Full name........
Full Home Address......
Your Age.....
Date of birth...........
Deaf Or Hearing......
Phone Number .............
What do you do for living.........
Do you Own a house or Rent Appt.......
Do you want cash or check

For security reasons and due to the mix-up of some numbers
and names, we ask that you keep this notification 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 and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-
participant or unofficial personnel.
Please note that winners are chosen all over the world and
no matter where you live, your winnings will get to you and that
is the more reason why our facebook lottery office is located in
texas United State of America.

send your details to this email below

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