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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: "National Lottery" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2019 16:24:21 -0700
Subject: National Lottery ‘Lotto’ You Have Won,

The National Lottery Draw UK
The National Lottery ‘Lotto’ draw results from SAT 31 AUG 2019
UK Office No 47 Se1 7na – Balking London United Kingdom
Attention: Customer AFRSA680
Ticket Number: B9564 75604545 100
Reference Number: NLLUK/2301/8161/05
Batch Number: UKNL054/851OYHI/05
Congratulations, to you as we bring to your notice the result of the United Nations/UK National Lottery Email compensation fund Winning draw for the year 2019, organized by the British and South Africa Government in collaboration with the International E-mail Network Solutions®, Client Inc, has set up this welfare program to compensate all GMAIL & OTHER EMAIL USERS and those that have fallen scam victims and lost their money in transactions of this nature within UK, Africa & Worldwide. We are happy to inform you that your valid email address has won you GBP£1000, 000, 00 (One Million British Pounds Sterling Only) from the UK National lottery draw 2019. Your valid email address attached to the payout Ticket Number: B9564 75604545 100, drew the lucky Winning Numbers: 05 10 16 26 41 58, with Bonus No (15) have emerged a winner of atotal sum of GBP£1000,000(One Million British Pounds Sterling Only) in cash credited to file EANL-UK/H857509/05,this is from a total cash prize of GBP£88000000 Million British
In view of this, your GBP£1000, 000, 00 (One Million British Pounds Sterling Only) would be released to you by our paying bank in South Africa. Please note that your lucky winning number falls under your valid email address within our Afro booklet representative office in Africa as indicated in electronic play coupon. Our African agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact our African Agent's office. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draws system and extracted from over 10, 000, 00 companies and personal e-mails from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and Middle East. For security reasons, you advice to keep your winnings details strictly away from the public notice until the process of transferring your winning compensation fund has been completed and your funds remitted to your account in your country by our paying bank, in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your fund. Congratulations!
To file for your claim, please fill the form below and send it to our corresponding payment Manager Graphic Trust Claim Agency in South Africa Reserve Bank, immediately you read this message for quick and urgent release of your winning fund. Contact information is as follows:
1. Full Names:
2. Country:
3. Address:
4. Phone/Fax Number:
5. Amount Won:
6. My Date of birth:
7. Occupation:
8. Sex:
9. Marital Status:
10. Winning numbers:
11. Winning Email:
370 Helen Joseph St,Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002
Deputy Governor South African Reserve Bank: Contact Person: Mr.Daniel Mminele
Tel: +27744547365
Congratulations! Once more from all members and staff of this program that has ensured that you won this competition
Yours sincerely,
Mrs. Esther Douglas (Sec. Zonal Co-coordinator)
NOTE: To confirm that you have the correct winning number for the National Lottery result SAT 31 AUG 2019 draws
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