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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: =?utf-8?q?=22Google_Promotion_Thailand=C2=AE=22=3Ccod=40navida=2Ene=2Ejp?=
Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 05:31:03 +0700
Subject: GOOGLE Winning Notification !!!

Google Promotion Thailand®
57 Park Ventures Ecoplex
Witthayu Rd, Lumphini,
Pathum Wan District,
Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

Dear E-mail User,

We are pleased to congratulate you on this note as one of our lucky winners selected this year 2020. Your e-mail ID has emerged a winner of US$1,000,000.00 in our on-going Google Promotion Award. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Google search engine, the Google ancillary services, that support fraud victims, support widows, uplift poverty alleviation, charity aid, community development, improve the level of education worldwide, encourage the use of Internet and computers worldwide for vast knowledge and also increase the standard of living of the less privileged.

The selection process was carried out through a random computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world, which your email address was selected. The Google Promotion Team collects the E-mail ID of all active users online, among the billions users that subscribe to internet in which your email ID emerged as one of the lucky winners that won US$1,000,000.00 through electronic balloting system without the winner applying.

To claim your won prize, please contact the Google Thailand Fiduciary Agent (Mr. Umapan Tangsomchai) filling the verification details below.

Mr. Umapan Tangsomchai
Contact Email:

Kindly forward your verification details as stated below to the Google Fiduciary Agent;

1. Full Name:
2. House Address:
3. Occupation:
4. Sex:
5. Age:
6. Marital Status:
7. Direct Phone No:
8. Country:
9. Ticket Number: 01295621376456
10. Serial Number: GPTH/2054567821/05
11.Lucky Number: 01-12-43-35-41-44

The Google Promotion Team has discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friends, relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, these friends try to claim the lottery on-behalf of the real winners. The Google Promotion Award Team has reached a decision that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the cancellation of that particular winning, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner, as it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer About the lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize. Please do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this Email-ID.

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Thailand.

Mrs. Jackie Wang
Google Thailand.

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