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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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Fraud email example:

From: mrs_kathkoeth@tiscali.co.uk
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 16:54:23 -0700
Subject: AWARD NOTIFICATION (PLEASE CLAIM YOUR WINNING)

C/ Guzmán el Bueno nº 137
28003 Madrid, España.
DATE: 24th September, 2004



FROM: THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARDS DEPARTMENT
REF Nº: EGS/2251256003/02
BATCH Nº:14/0017/1PD

RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the EL-GORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA
HIGH-STAKE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROGRAM which was held on the 1st september,
2004. Due to mix up of names, the results were finally released on 23rd
september, 2004. Your name attached to a ticket number 025-11464992-750
with serial number 2113-05 drew the lucky numbers 4-18-24-30-31-35 which
consequently won the lottery in the 1st category. You have therefore been
approved for a lump sum payout of US$1.5M (One Million Five Hundred
Thousand US Dollars) in cash credited to the file reference number: EGS/2251256003/02.This
is from a total cash price of US$22.500,000.00 ( Twenty Two Million Five
Hundred Thousand US Dollars) shared among fifteen (15) international winners
in this grand category.


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Your funds is now deposited in a suspense account with our paying Bank in
insured to your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we advice
that you keep this award from public notice until your claims has been processed
and your money remitted to your nominated bank account as this is part of
our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage
of this program by the general public.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
25,000 names and E-mail addresses from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe
and North America as part of our international promotions program which
we conduct twice every year. We hope that with part of your prize, you will
part-take in our summer (mid-year) high stake promotions agenda of $1,3BILLION
international lottery.

To claim your Prize, please contact your claims agent
************************************************************************************

MR.RODNEY GAIN.
E-mail: mrrodneygain@telkom.net
Foreign Services Manager, Payment and Release order Department,
TRANS-ATLANTIC S.A LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.
************************************************************************************
for processing and remittance of your prize funds into your designated bank
account. Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than 10th October,
2004. After this date all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA
Y HACIENDA as unclaimed for the next sweepstake. In order to avoid unnecessary
delays and complications, please endeavor to quote your reference and batch
numbers in every correspondence with us or your claims agent. Furthermore,
should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent
as soon as possible.

Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for
being part of our promotions program.

Regards,

MRS.Kathy Koeth Shufflin
(CLAIMS CO-ORDINATOR)






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