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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: "TOYOTA" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 00:17:48 +0700

Toyota Lottery International Promotion
Thailand Customer Service
92/48 Sathon Nua Rd.Fl 17
Sathorn Thani 2 Bldg
Silom, Bang Rak,Silom,
Bangkok 10500, Thailand.
Dear Lucky Winner: FLS433/453L/GM SA,
We are pleased to inform you about the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the 04th of January 2019 new Year eve by Toyota Motor Corporation Thailand in conjunction with the Japan International Email Lottery Worldwide Promotion, your email address was among the [20] Lucky winners who won US$1,000,000.00 each on the Toyota Motor Thailand Email Promotion programmed dated as stated above.
However, the results were released and declared on the 09th of January 2019, and your email address attached to Ticket Number: 4500542188 (TMPWAYZ20051), with Serial Number: 454-17 drew the Lucky Number: 3,8,13,22,5,0,27,41 and Bonus Number: 12, your Reference Number: FLS433/453L/GM SA.
Note that no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different Ticket Numbers for representation and privacy to make sure the money reaches the rightful Winner.
This Email Lottery Promotion is approved by the Japanese Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the general public about Toyota Motor latest new Cars 2018. As indicated by the computerized selection machine, your lucky winning number falls within our Asia booklet representative office here in Kingdom of Thailand as showed in the Coupon.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential and private until your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim the prize money and your winning present a New 2018 Toyota Highlander SUV.
Information's required from you are part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. To claim your won prize, please contact the Toyota Award claims Coordinator (Mr. Sandeep Singh) neatly filling the below verification form.
Full Name:
Residential Address:
Date of Birth (DD/MM/YR):
Occupation / Position Held:
Telephone/ Mobile:
Marital Status:
Amount Won:
Alternative Email:
Name and Address of the port for shipment of your Winning car:
Short Comment on our Products:
Name: Mr. Sandeep Singh
Position: Toyota Distributed Transaction Coordinator (TMDTC).
Important Notice: remember to indicate your Reference Number: (FLS433/453L/GMSA) to specify that the winning prize amount of US$1,000,000.00 and the Toyota car reaches you intact and complete. The  Toyota car shipping documents with a copy of your Winning Certificate, Certificate of Origin of Funds will be forwarded to you upon receipt of your winning Payment.
Accept my hearty congratulations once again for being selected among the 20 lucky Winners.
Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Toshiyuki Oya.
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BE WARNED: Do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this winning email address. 

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