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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: "susan huan" <flashlotto09@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 12:10:04 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATION.

FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY
SECOUND QUATER OF THE YEAR 2005
YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE COMPUTER PROMOTIONAL DRAW.

THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE CO-ORDINATOR,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT OMEGA CROSSING SA.
YOU HAVE WON ON THE COMPUTER BALLOT, THE SUM OF US$ 2,950,000,00.

PLEASE CONTACT:
(Eng. Robert Johnson.)
YOUR CLAIM AGENT FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT:
ON PHONE NO. + 27 733-568-333
email:(robertjohnson_world_agent@hotmail.com )
(GLOBAL MEGA LOTTERY)

PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made about winners of
the FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, as part of our promotional
draws. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part
of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.
Note that your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of your
visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for
You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 100-309-7482,
with serial number 513-10 drew the lucky numbers 3, 8, 13,22, 27, 41
and Bonus number 12 and consequently YOU HAVE won in the Second Category.

Your winning Ticket Number. 100-309-7482
Your Serial Number.513-10
Your lucky draw Numbers are. 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41
Bonus Number 12
Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/453L/GMSA

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,950,000.00
in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners.This is
from the total prize money of US$20,650,000.00 shared among the seven
international winners in the Second category.

CONGRATULATIONS!
Please be informed that your (PRIZE) US$2,950,000.00 is now with Omega
Crossing Finance and Security Company insured with your email address
, which won you this prize, therefore you should contact (OMEGA CROSSING SA)
your agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your
CHEQUE under your full names.
To begin your claim, please call your claim agent immediately, and also
to send an urgent message to Eng. Robert Johnson. Through Phone or Email
address:

Eng. Robert Johnson.
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
OMEGA CROSSING SA.
# 25 RICHARDS RYLAAN, AUCKLAND PARK,0083
P.O. Box 524, AUCKLANDPARK
JOHANNESBURG 2001
SOUTH AFRICA
PHONE NO; + 27- 733-568-333
EMAIL :( robertjohnson_world_agent@hotmail.com )

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember
to quote your reference and batch numbers and other information provided
above and below in every one of your correspondences with your claims agent.
REFERENCE NUMBER: GML-S343-KKT-8811
BATCH NUMBER: 56T-DTH78-SAR99
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO PROGRAM IS A BONUS FOR THE WHOLE
WORLD FOR THE 2010 SOCCER WORLD
Congratulations'' once again from all our staff and thank you for being part
of our promotions program.

Sincerely,

MRS. SUSAN HUAN.
THE CO-ORDINATOR,
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY.
2nd Floor SABC
Radio Park Building
P.O. Box 91711,
Auckland Park, 2006 Henley Road.
Johannesburg,
South Africa.
OMEGA CROSSING SA GOES INTERNATIONAL AS THE 2010 WORLD CUP WILL BE HOSTED BY
SOUTH AFRICA.

THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSURED BY: SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTO
AUTHORITY. AND SUPPORTED
BY: (F餩ration Internationale de Football
Association) FIFA SUPPORT.

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