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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: BrianHcummings <BrianHcummings@tsamail.co.za> (may be fake)
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 11:29:08 -0300
Subject: PERSONAL



NUEVO ORO LOTTO COMPANY S.L
CALLE LIMA 27.
MADRID 28081
SPAIN.
WINNING NOTIFICATION
FROM: THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD
DEPARTMENT.
REF: NL/3167084000127/04 BATCH: 17/00421/IPD
RE: AWARD NOTICE.

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement, of winners of the:
NUEVO LOTERIA/INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on
20TH January,2005. Your contact is attached to ticket number
106-007225644647, with serial number 114876 drew the lucky
numbers 07-13-27-29-31-47, and consequently won the lottery
in the 1A category. You have therefore been approved for a
lump sum pay out of One Million Six Hundred and fourty-Seven
Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twenty Eight Euros and Eighty-Seven
Euro Cents.(EUROS 1.647.828.87) in cash credited to file
No:LP/26510460037/02. For all our international winners the
value of the amount comes to ($2.045.238.63 USD) Two Million
Fouty-Five thousand,two hundred and thrity-eight United States
Dollars and Sixty three cents.
This is from total prize money of EUROS 47.640.120.00
shared among the Fifty three local and international winners in
all the categories. All participants were selected through a computer
ballot system drawn form 116,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, Africa,
Europe, North and South America and Asia as part of International
Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your fund is now insured to your contact.
Due to the computer mix up of some numbers and contacts, we ask
that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your
claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or
unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope with a
part of you prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes
Euros 1.1 billion International Lottery.
To begin your claim, please contact the undersigned.
Since all we have now is the winning ticket number and your contact
which was attached to the ticket number, we shall thus await further
directives from you on how to have your winning paid to you.
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated
account . We also want to apologise for this late notification which
was due a computer mix up.

Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 25TH February 2005.
After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your
correspondences with us. Furthermore, should there be any change of
your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part
of our promotions program.

Sincerely,
BRIAN.H.CUMMINGS
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent
Mr.Alejandro Saverio
EMAIL:agentsaverio@netscape.net
NUEVO ORO LOTTO COMPANY S.L
CALLE LIMA 27.
MADRID 28081
SPAIN



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