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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: bg-0069@handbag.com
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 15:28:47 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATION!YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAVE WON.

THE PROMOTIONS DIRIECTOR
Belgische lottery international Dept.
REF: IPL/084433765/WP1
Lucky number: NA/543296-PCQ34
Deposit Number:90/237/098/09begl
Reply Email:secfinancebe@netscape.net
Visit:www.belgischelotto.be
DEAR SIR/MADAM,
RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, theresults of the
First Category draws of Belgische lotterty held on 30th may,2005.
We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the
First Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws were held
prior to your notification .
Participants were selected through a computer ballot systemdrawn from
2,500,000 names/email addresses of individuals and companies from
Africa, America, Asia, Australia,Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part
of our International Promotions Program.Your company email Addresses, attached
to ticket number:6725201 IPL which is with reference
numberPL/084433765/WPI, and lucky numberNA/543296-PCQ34,drew a lucky winning
number which consequently won the sweep take in the second category in the
four parts. you have been approved for a payment of ?900,000.00(Nine Hundred
Thousand Euro)in cash credited to file reference number IPL/084433765/WPI.
this is from a total cash prize of ?95,000,000.00(NINETY FIVE MILLON EURO)
shared among the international winners in all categories .CONGRATULATIONS!
Your fund is now deposited with our finaincial security Company SECURITY
FINANCE BELGIUM and insured With the paying out Bank in your name. to avoid
mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire
details of your award strictly from public notice until the
process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted
to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or
unscrupulous acts by participants/nonparticipants of this program. We also
wish to bring to your notice our end of year premium stakes draw where you
stand a chance of winning up to 50 million; we hope that with a part of
your prize you will participate in it.
Please contact your claims agent immediately for due processing and
remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice.
COMPANY NAME: SECURITY FINANCE BELGIUM.
AGENT NAME:MR.DERICK VAN BOCHEM.
Tel:0032-497-362-640.
Reply e-mail: secfinancebe@netscape.net
you are advised to contact our agents by email or phone within a week of
receiving this notice. Failure to do so may warrant disqualification.
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find above your reference and
Lucky numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in every one of your
correspondence with your claims agent.
your security file number is W-2664-521-H27/B5(KEEP
PERSONAL) Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you
for being part of our promotional program.
Sincerely,
Mrs.Julie Aderson.
Lottery Coordinator.
N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the
winners will result to disqualification. Please do reply to this mail Contact
your
claims agent immediately.On 0032-497-362-640. Mr.Derick Van Bochem.





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