The e-mail here is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the one on this page or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
This is an internet
scam! Do NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: BRITISH SWEEP STAKES <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ATTENTION: YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAS BEEN SELECTED.
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 08:48:39 -0000 (GMT) (03:48 EST)
British Gaming Headquarters:
28 TANFIELD ROAD,
We happily announce to you the draw of the BRITISH SWEEP STAKES
programs held on the 30TH of NOVEMBER 2008 in
London.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564
75600545 188 with Serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky
numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7,which subsequently won you the
lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore, been
approved to claim a total sum of £2,500,000.00 GBP (Two
million, five hundred thousand, pounds sterling) in
cash credited to file KPC/9080118308/02.This is from a
total cash prize of US £125 Million pounds, shared
amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide
Web site through computer draw system and extracted from
over 100,000 companies,no tickets were required to
enter.This promotion takes place annually. For security
reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential till your claims is processed and your
winnings remitted to you.
You are advised to contact your claims agent via email or telephone
for further information.
AGENT: Mr. Hugh Peddleton
Customer care:Tel- +44 7011148626 and Fax- +44 8701344578
This E-mail is sent as a verification of your email active
status. You are to acknowledge receipt of this email by
sending a reply to email@example.com
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people or legitimate
organizations mentioned in these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
The scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help them
convince you that they are genuine.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
cheap gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
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My scam e-mail filtering system is pretty good but it isn't perfect.
Occasionally a regular spam e-mail may get mistakenly published here as
419 scam. This is inadvertent. If you are a spammer and you don't wish
to have your spam crap mistakenly published on this website as an
scam, the solution is
simple. Don't send me your spam crap.