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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: Mega Million <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:36:55 +0900

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

(Customer service) NOTIFICATION DESK

Attention: Email Account Holder,

Congratulations, congratulations!!, We happily announce to you the 2020 draw (#1453) of the UK INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes promotion drawn in London on Friday 29th /08/ 2020.
Your active e-mail address attached to the World Wide Web computer generated online ticket number: DTK21457483 with reference number JA2C1140PUK9 and Serial number KPA5365X7 ,Batch number XDTUA87-2PY,drew the lucky numbers: 03 06 11 17 23 29 Bonus 44

This subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. matches 6 lucky numbers as jackpot prize. You have therefore been allocated to claim a total sum of GBP1, 850,513.00 (One Million Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand, Five Hundred and Thirteen British Pounds) in cash is credited to file UKPC/9080144308/07. This is from a total cash prize of GBP14, 210,702.00

Shared amongst the315,337 with (3) lucky winners in "1st" category.
Draw 1453 Friday 29th August 2020 , 03 06 11 17 23 29 Bonus 44 Lotto -Jackpot for this draw GBP6,804,104
No. of matches No. of winners GBPs per winner GBP Prize fund
Match 6 8 GBP 850,513 GBP6,804,104
Match 5 plus Bonus 26 GBP 22,726 GBP590,876
Match 5 1,172 GBP 315 GBP 369,180
Match 4 41,092 GBP 19 GBP 780,748
Match 3 549,274 GBP 10 GBP 5,492,740
Totals 591,572 GBP 14,037,648
Additional information Jackpot winner(s) Lucky Dip winners Machine used for draw Ball set used

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 selected randomly via computer balloting from a global website collaboration with 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 email addresses from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies and affiliated members to the National Lottery website and their advertisers listed online. This Online promotion takes place via virtual ticket balloting and it is done Bi-annually.

Please note that your lucky winning ticket file and number falls within our European booklet representative office in Watford (UK) as indicated in your ballot played coupon. In view of this, your GBP1,850,513.00 would be released to you by our payment department.
Contact our Fiduciary agents immediately to commence release of your lottery prize by providing details below.

1. Full Name:
2. Reference Number/
3. Age/Occupation:
4. Winning email Address:
5. Phone Number:
6. Country:

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever choice you want to claim your prize. Precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program are in place. Please be warned!!! To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent and provide them with your winning ticket and details.

UK Lottery Fiduciary Agents:
Mr. William Wade
Foreign Service Manager
Watford Regional Centre
Tolpits Lane, Watford WD18 9RN .United Kingdom

"Please do not reply back to the senders address or the source email address, this notification is sent automatically via computer virtual notification to winning email addresses and a response will not be attended by human but computer" contact the fiduciary agents above "
Yours faithfully,

Selby Duffield

Online Coordinator. National Lottery Customer Care Team
UK LOTTERY. Copyright (c) 1994-2016 The UK Lottery International Promotion Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service -Guideline. 77635 476378 255667460.

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