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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:

Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 19:02:57 +0100
Subject: Winning Final Notification!



REF Number: AXME/418-LEB41/04
BATCH No: JVH7/06/BH2/5T67
TICKET No: 75043684432-0956
SERIAL No: 435S82S825
LUCKY No: 8-ML-78-918-011


Sir, Madam

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International
programs held on the 10TH OF JANUARY 2004 Your E-mail address attached to
Ticket number 75043684432-0956 with Serial number 435S82S825 drew the lucky
numbers 8-ML-78-918-011 , which consequently won in the 1st category, you
have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of US$ 1,000,000.00 (One
Million United States Dollars). This is from a total cash prize of USD$10,000,000.00
Million shared amongst Ten International Lucky Winners in the Category A
+ (Plus).


This lottery is a promotional program by SPINLOTTO, (Biggest lottery Organisation
in the Netherlands) to advertise to the world its existence. All participants
were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 50,000 companies
and 2,000,000 individual email addresses from all over the world, as part
of our international promotions program, which we conduct several times
a year.
Be informed that your documents have to pass our authority to obtain a clearance,
which shall be attached to your document in readiness of the subsequent
onward transfer into your nominated bank account with 24 hours of completion
of the authentication.
Due to the possibility of unscrupulous individuals filing a double claim,
we suggest that you keep this award strictly confidential until your claim
has been processed and notarized and your certificate of award obtained.
This is in conformity with the lottery claim regulations by our Organization
& the Netherlands Gaming Control Board.
This is part of our security protocol measures to avoid double claiming
and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants/non participants.

All winnings must be claimed not later than 24TH OFJANUARY 2005. After
this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Anybody
under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

To file for your claim, please contact our /your processing agent


NOTE: All winnings must be notarized and an certificate of award must be
obtained from the Netherlands Gaming Control Board to complete the claims
process, this certificate can only be obtained through legal representation
so winners will be referred to a lawyer to assist in this process. Winners
are to cover the legal charges for the notarization of the claims form and
the acquisition of the certificate of award not SPINLOTTO.

In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please do forward
your Tel/Fax number to your processing agent. So you are to act fast in
the claiming of your funds, for delays will compel us to disperse your funds,
in other words, we shall divert your funds as stated above. Kindly remember
to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.

Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our/your agent
as soon as possible.
Finally, we call on you to make sure that you note every letter clearly
as stated for we will not be held responsible should there be any complications
in this transaction due to laxity on your part.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being
part of our promotional program

Yours truly
Mrs. Kim Walters

Lottery Coordinator



Book yourself something to look forward to in 2005.
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Book yourself something to look forward to in 2005.
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