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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: "" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 23:24:51 +0200
Subject: Globalgiving

From GlobalGiving Foundation
6 Great James Street
London WC1N 3DA
Phone number :+44 1133203383

The GlobalGiving would like to notify you that you have been chosen
by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of cash
Grant/Donation for your own personal, educational, and business
development. The GlobalGiving, was established on February 14, 2002 by
the Multi-Million

groups and now supported by the Economic Community United Nations
Organization (UNO) European Union (EU) west African States (ECOWAS),
and was conceived with the objective of human growth, educational, and
community development In conjunction with the ECOWAS, UNO and the EU,
We are giving out a yearly donation of $1,350,000.00 (One a million,
Three hundred and Fifty

thousand United states Dollars to only 100 lucky recipients. These
specific Donations/Grants will be awarded to 100 lucky international
recipients worldwide; in different categories for their personal
business development and Enhancement of their educational plans. This
is a yearly Program, which is a measure of universal development
strategy. The objective is to make a notable

change in the standard of living of people all around the Universe
(From America to Europe, Asia to Africa and all around), probably like
in the Next 20yrs. Kindly note that you will only be chosen to receive
the donation once, which means that subsequent Yearly donation will
not get

to you again. Take time and thought in spending the donation wisely on
Something that will last you a long time. Recipients are Only eligible
to be awarded this donation once. Based on the random selection
exercise of internet websites and millions of supermarket cash

invoices worldwide, you were selected among the lucky recipients to
receive the award sum of US$1,350,000.00 as charity donations/aid
from the GlobalGiving, ECOWAS, EU and the UNO in accordance with the
enabling act of Parliament. (Note that all beneficiaries email

were selected randomly from over 100,000 internet websites or a shop's
cash invoice around your area in which you might have Purchased
something from). You are required to contact the Executive Secretary
below, for qualification documentation and processing of your Claims.
After contacting our office, you will be given your donation pin
number, which you will use in collecting the

Funds. Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers
(GBG,999-888-2018) in all discussions.
Executive Sec. Mr.Friedrich, Hans Email:
[} Please note that these
donations/Grants are strictly Administered by the EU, UNO,ECOWAS, You
are hereby advised to keep this whole information confidential until
you have been able to collect your donation, as there have been many
cases of double and unqualified claim, due to beneficiaries informing

Parties about his/her donation. Finally, all funds should be claimed
by their respective beneficiaries, not later than 20 Days after
notification. Failure to do so will mean cancellation of that
beneficiary and its donation will then Be reserved for next year's
On behalf of the Board, kindly accept our warmest Congratulations.

Best Regards.
Mrs. Rhonda Hughes

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