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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: "Mrs. Teresa Allan" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2023 04:39:42 -0800
Subject: You have won $750,000.00

UK National Lottery,
Prize Award Department
Headquarters: 1a, Bexon Court Carlton,
Nottinghamshire Nottingham NG4 1SQ
United Kingdom.
Customer Service: 580 NCA 85914,

Reference Number: T9564 75604545 818
Batch number: B32/852042/ILP
Winning number: 92-21-21-99-18
Serial number 8542189


Dear Winner,

This is to officially inform you that the UK National Lottery Company
entered your Email Address on our web Advert for the yearly
anniversary promotions Prize award contest and your email address,
attached to Reference number T9564 75604545 818, Batch Number:
B32/852042/ILP, with Serial number 8542189 drew the lucky Winning
number: 92-21-21-99-18, has been selected as one of the winners in the
2nd category, which subsequently won you a cash prize of ($750,000,00)
Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars in the on-going UK National
Online Email Lottery award promo.You have therefore been approved to
claim a total cash sum of ($750, 000. 00) Seven Hundred and Fifty
Thousand Dollars in cash credited to file KPC/9080118308/14.

All participants were randomly selected world wide through computer
draws system and was electronically played on behalf of every
individuals and companies that have e-mail addresses on the internet
through e-mail computer ballot system. Please note
that your lucky winning number falls within our Euro-booklet
representative office in UK-London as indicated in your play coupon.
In view of this, your fund would be released to you by our Paying
Bank, HSBC Bank London via Telegraphic Wire Transfer.

To file for your claims, please contact our CLAIM AGENT and summit the
under listed information's as soon as possible for due processing and
release of your fund to your nominated bank account.
Claim Agent: Mr. Brian Moore
Telephone: +(44)7024041779

1. Your name in full:.
2. Residential Address:.
3. Telephone Number:.
4. Occupation:.
5. Country
6. Age:.
7. Bank Details: This should include [1] Beneficiary name:[2] Bank
name:[3] Bank Address:[4] Account number:[5] Routing number:[6] Swift
Your winning prize will be transferred to your bank account as soon as
we receive your reply with the requested details. For security reasons
and to avoid complications, It is important that you keep your winning
information confidential until you receive your prize. This is part of
our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
abuse of this programme by some unscrupulous elements, Please be

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program
for being part of our promotional program.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Teresa Allan
United Kingdom Zonal Co-ordinator
Sweepstakes International Program.

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