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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: "Mussa Juma Assad" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:31 -1200
Subject: Congratulations!!

405 East 42nd Street
New York, NY, 10017, USA
Tel: +1-718-690-9782


Poverty Mitigation Program.

Attention: Email Account Holder ( )

Congratulations!! Congratulations!!

Are you the correct owner of this email If yes, then, be=
glad this day as the result of the United Nations Online Lotto and email a=
ddress free-ticket draws of the 21st, of June 2018 Promotion Award has been=
released and we are glad to announce to you that your email address came o=
ut in the first category and entitles you to claim the sum of $2,000,000.00.

It is a promotional Program to encourage the use of Microsoft and Internet=
Programs. Your email address was entered for the online draw on this free =
ticket number:B55607545 6152 with reference number UN/JA2C110P5 and Serial =
number UN5365/3 ,Batch number XA87-2PY,drew the lucky numbers: 04-09-20-22-=
29-38 - Bonus 06 =

This subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. matches 6 l=
ucky numbers Plus Bonus number.

You have therefore been allocated to claim a total sum of $2,000,000.00 (Tw=
o Million United States Dollars) in cash is credited to file UNPC/908014430=
8/05. This is from a total cash prize of $18,250,000.00
Shared amongst the 1691 with (2) lucky winner in "1st" category.

This promotion was drawn based on email address as the key identification =
for setting up online accounts. All valid email addresses in the World Wide=
Web Draw used/participants for the online email promotion version were sel=
ected randomly via computer balloting from a global website collaboration w=
ith internet companies like eBay, pay pal, liberty reserve, and Google whom=
also built their systems and based their membership registration identity =
on email addresses supporting this computer draw system done by extracted e=
mail addresses from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies=
and affiliated members to the National Lottery website and their adverti=
sers listed online. This Online promotion takes place via virtual ticket ba=
lloting and it is done Bi-annually.

Please note that you=2019re lucky winning ticket file and number falls with=
in African booklet representative office in Johannesburg South Africa as in=
dicated in your ballot played coupon. In view of this, your $2,000,000.00 w=
ould be released to you by their payment department. =



Kindly provide following information urgently:
1. Full Name: 2. Email Address: 3. Age: 4.Occupation: 5. Reference Numbe=
r/Ticket Number: 6. Phone Number: 7. Country: 8. Date of draw

Contact our Fiduciary agents in South Africa immediately to commence releas=
e of your lottery prize by providing details below.

Contact Person: Mr. Franklin M. Morgan


Prof. Mussa Juma Assad
Chairman of United Nations Board of Auditors Copyright (c) 1994-2012 The U=
N Lottery International Promotion Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service -Guideline 77635 476378 255667460.

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