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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: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:52:33 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Congratulations Beneficiary

World Casino Directory
47 Milbank Tower. #177
United Kingdom/Washington DC

Congratulations Beneficiary

The world on line casino directory wish to inform you that your email address has been chosen through the ballot computer system as one of the 2019 International Winners of our Sweep stake promotion. You are among the lucky winners approved of the total cash prize of $5,500,000.00 (Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which is drawn from the full yearly winning amount of$989,000,000 (Nine Hundred And Eighty Nine Million United States Dollars)

This is the 3rd time I'm sending you this notification email regarding your winning prize valued sum of US$5.5Million and i have not received any positive respond from you or make any suggestion on how you wish to receive your ATM Card loaded funds.

Meanwhile, we have deposited your FUNDS with AMS SECURITY FINANCIAL COMPANY and you have to contact their Director for more details on how to proceed with immediate release of your winning prize.Be informed that you will take care of the security keeping fee of your fund in their custody before they can release the package to you.

Winning Numbers: Below
PowerBall: 7 15 18 19 36 19
MegaMillions: 1 7 44 68 73 2
Euro Millions: 3 27 32 41 46 4 3
Reference Number: WCDE/7287356473298-A
Ticket Number: 01337876453215
Batch Number: WCD-728-5647-98BN
Number of Winners: 554,776
Non-Jackpot Prizes: $195,868,104

Take note of the above details then fill the following information and send it to the Director of AMS SECURITY COMPANY MR PHIL THOMAS with your details;

Full name
Phone number
Delivery address

Reply the email to {}
Phone/texts: +1(678)8377523

Best Regards,
World Casino Directory Board
Head by Mr Fabian Patricks

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