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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: GLOBAL WINSNLD <globalwinsnld@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 14:36:29 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: YOU HAVE A LUCKY DAY TODAY

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LUCKY adv 8585744,

GLOBAL WINNING INTERNATIONAL EMAIL LOTTERY,
LUSDEN 754, ALMERLSFOORT THE- NETHERLANDS
REF NUMBER: IDEL8L/I/8IDL101
BATCH NUMBER: (22)(25)(01)(71)(44)
SECURITY FILE NUMBER:IDELI(00)(88)/04DHK)
REPLY EMAIL:globalwinningnld@zensearch.com
CALL TEL/FAX :+ 31847536947

Dear Winner
We are pleased to inform you about the result of the Global International Email Lottery programs held on the 14th of February 2005 as part of Valentine package organise by Global Challenges worldwide in celebration of world global humanity awareness.The Contest pick your e-mail address attached to ticket number IDLI/00/(20)(98)(43)(51)(04) with serial number(22)(00)(14)(31)and lucky numbers (20)(01)(30)(09)(36)(34)which consequently won in the (B2 category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$ 600,000.00 (Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Due to mix up of some numbers and name's we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoiddouble claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 30,000 company and 30,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every Six Months.

This lottery was promoted by software manufacturer and Internet Service Providers to compensate users of the internet and encourage new users of the internet worldwide, we hope that with part of your winning you will take part in our next year US$4.5 million international lottery programme.
To file for your claim, please contact the processing company and officer below:


GLOBAL TRUST B.V
PROCESSING OFFICER:DR. HEINZ DE GROOT.
TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBER :+ 31847536947
REPLY EMAIL:globalwinningnld@zensearch.com


Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than Two Weeks after receiving your Notification. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to
avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference numbers and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of
address do inform our agent as soon as possible.All winners will be responsible for the legalization of their winning price processing tax charges by the high Court here. NOTE,this tax fee must be paid before winning claims can be processed and cannot be deducted due to hard insurance cover placed on their winning price.The International remittance dept can only effect transfer only if
winner have met all legal and claim procedures be WARNED.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being
part of our promotional program.Reply with your full name,complete home address and telephone/fax number
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Yours Sincerely.

Mrs.Teresa Desh.
(International lottery Co-ordinator)
ALL WINNERS MUST CONTACT THE PROCESSING OFFICER ON
TEL/FAX :+ 31847536947
THE IMMEDIATE PROCESSING OF THEIR WINNING CLAIM PRICE!





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