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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: "All Winners Lotnummers"<>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 14:54:34 +0200
Subject: All Winners Lotnummers / Staatsloterij

The board of directors members of the Staatsloterij Netherlands wishes to congratulate you this month in our euro Million Jackpot Promotion.

There were no ticket sold this comes with a jackpot prize of 750,000,00 euros( Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros) in which e-mail addresses was selected from Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, South America and Arab, Where individuals' emails were randomly picked by our computer Spin ball software computerized email selection system from a database of over a million email addresses.

Your email address was attached to the following Reference Lot number GN65895,BV29947 chosen this month in our jackpot promotion draw which consequently won the A category pay out of a lump sum of 750,000,00 euros (Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros)

If you have received our email,Click on our website below to confirm your winning Staatsloterij lot numbers.

kindly send us the below details to our Accredited Department email:

for verification purposes and to facilitate your transfer on your name or direct our paying bank to effect the transfer of the funds to your designated bank account in your own country.

1. Full Name:
2. Date of Birth / Age:
3. Gender Male or Female:
4. Marital Status:
5. Address:
6. Reference Lot numbers:
7. Occupation
8. Country of Resident:
9. Nationality:
10. Phone:
11. Fax Number:

Thanks for being part of our Jackpot Promotion program. All claims that are not processed would be nullified after 10 working days.

We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.
Please keep all your information from public notice to avoid an Independent doctrine of double claim.

Any breach of confidentiality of your winnings will result in disqualification.

Mr. Daniel Van Duesman(Accredited Claims Agent)
Accredited email:

Geert Hagendoorn
Chairman manager lottery gaming board\

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