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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: Director Director <>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:10:51 +0000
Subject: Your E-MAIL Won.

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Bid Promotional Draw

Power Ball Lotto Winning Numbers

P.O.Box 1010 Liverpool L70 1NL United Kingdom

Attention: Customer AFRSA680

Ticket Number: B9564 75604545 100

Ref: EAAL/851OYHI/019

Batch No. Lotto 6/P0019

Attention: Email Account Holder,

Congratulations! Your valid email address has won you GBP £520,731.00 in the online Microsoft lotto Power Ball promotional draw, organized and sponsor by the Qatar, Canadian Governments in conjunction with the South Africa (2010 FIFA World Cup) Organizing Committee a legacy to remember™(QCGS) held on the 19, of February, 2019, in Essex United Kingdom and Ontario Canada, to promote the 2022 Soccer World cup to be host in Qatar, following the successful bid and approval by the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee bid (FOC) as the host city for the 2022 Summer FIFA World Cup. Congratulations!

We are happy to inform you that your email address attached to Ticket #.: B9564 75604545 100, with Serial Number 46563760, drew the Winning Numbers.:18- 42- 53- 62- 66. With Bonus Number (25) Power Play 3 xs, have emerged a winner of a total sum of GBP £520,731.00 (Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand, Seven Hundred and Thirty One British Pounds) in cash credited to file EAAL/9080118308QP/0019. This is from a total cash prize of GBP £17,403,993, shared amongst the first (3) lucky winners in "2nd" category Worldwide.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in South Africa, as indicated in your electronic play coupon, because this particular draw was selected to promote the 2022 World Cup to be host in Qatar hence your winning information must be kept to enable you participate in our subsequent draws which will see 500 participants travelling on an all expense paid trip to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ In view of this, your GBP £520,731.00 (Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand, Seven Hundred and Thirty One British Pounds) would be released to you by an accredited Bank in South Africa

Our Africa agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact our 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. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by unscrupulous elements.

The Lottery collects personal information from individuals only as allowed by law and with their explicit consent. The Lottery limits the collection of personal information to what is relevant and necessary to accomplish its lawful purpose, as defined in the World Lottery Association Act. For example, the Lottery may need an individual’s home address, account, email address or telephone number in order to process his or her claim form and send that person’s winning fund or provide some other requested assistance.

You are advice to fill the Claim form below and send it by E-MAIL: to our Representative Trust Claim Agent in South Africa, immediately you read this message for quick and urgent release of your winning fund, contact information is as follows: Representative office South Africa

Contact Person: Mr. David Canon

Manager: Graphic Trust Claim Agent

Tell: +27-633187508

Fax number: +2786 661 3447

Foreign Service Manager

City of Johannesburg Regional Canter

Tolpits Lane, E-MAIL:

1. Full Name: ____________2. Address: _____________ 3. Nationality: _____ Sex________ 4. Age: _____ Date of Birth: ______ 5. Phone: _______ Fax: _____________ 6. State of Origin: _____Country:_____ 7. Occupation: ___________________ 8. Marital status_____ E-mail address: _____ 9. Scan copy of your ID card or Driving License/Photo: _____ Ref. Number: ________________________ Winning No: ________________________ Beneficiary Amount: ________________________ British Online Promotions

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Angelica Baykal (Sec. Zone Co-coordinator).

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