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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: adrams2005_arnsytem@handbag.com
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 12:29:46 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATION FOR YOUR SUCCESS.

FROM: THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
ARNOUT TREASURE LYNEX PROMO LOTTERY.


REF NO. ATL/28041238013/03
BATCH: 28/91900/IPD

RE: LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International
programs held on the 26th of July 2005. Your e-mail address attached to
ticket number 45511465886-498 with serial number 3699-03 drew lucky numbers
7-14-17-23-27-35, which consequently won in the 2nd category. You have therefore
been approved for lump sum pay out of US$250,000.00 in cash credited to
file
REF NO. ATL/28041238013/03.


This is from total prize money of US$127,500,000.00 shared among the seventeen
international winners in this category. All participants were selected through
a
computer ballot system drawn from over 100,000 company and 50,000,000 individual
email addresses and names from all over the world.

This promotional program takes place every three-years.Due to the mix up
of
some numbers and names, 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 earn stakes US$1.3billion
International Lottery.

To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent immediately as stated
below
for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account
of
your choice.

MR Micheal COLE
CLAIMS DEPARTMENT,
ARNOUT TREASURE LYNEX PROMO LOTTERY,AMSTERDAM.
E-MAIL ID:mcole_arnouttreasurelynex@yahoo.com

Remember that all prize money must be claimed otherwise, the lottery
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
your agent. 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.

N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result
to
automatic disqualification and anybody under the age of 18 is automatically
disqualified.

Sincerely yours,

MRS.Laura NIKOLAIDIS
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
ARNOUT TREASURE LYNEX PROMO LOTTERY.


THIS IS A COMPUTER GENERATED MESSAGE.




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___________________________________________________________

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___________________________________________________________

Book yourself something to look forward to in 2005.
Cheap flights - http://www.tiscali.co.uk/travel/flights/
Bargain holidays - http://www.tiscali.co.uk/travel/holidays/


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