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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: "BONO LOTTO ESPANOL" <jacklin_west2005@handbag.com>
Reply-To: cajamadridfinanc@netscape.net
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 19:30:31 +0200
Subject: INTERNATIONAL E-MAIL LOTTO PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.

FROM THE DESK OF THE LOTTERY DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
BONO LOTTO ESPANOL INTERNATIONAL E-MAIL LOTTERY PROGRAM
MADRID,SPAIN.


INTERNATIONAL E-MAIL LOTTO PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
BATCH NO: 427901527-Dg43
REF. No: 232/656/4509

We are pleased to announce you as one of the lucky winners in the Bono Lotto
draw held today the 2th of Septenmber 2005.

All winning Email addresses were randomly selected from a batch of
50,000,000 international emails.Your email address emerged as a
category 2 winner in this year's Annual Bono Lotto Draw.

Consequently,you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of
($1,500, 000.00).

In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to
quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence with
your paying bank.

1.Email ticket number: 175420658766483
2.BATCH:427901527-Dg43
3.The file Ref number: 232/656/4509
4.lucky numbers 8-16-18-23-31-45

Please contact the underlisted paying bank as soon as possible for the immediate
release of your winnings:

Mr.Perry Luis Jack
Hod Accounts Dept,
Caja Madrid Espana
Tel: +34 678 957 525
EMAIL:cajamadridfinanc@netscape.net
websit:http://www.cajamadrid.es

For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated
account of your choice. Remember, you must contact your paying bank
as soon as possible.

Please note,in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications
please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.


Furthermore,should there be any change of address do inform your us,as soon
as possible.

Congratulations Once again on behalf of all our staff.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Jacklin West,
THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
BONO LOTTO INTERNATIONAL.

Please make sure you keep your winning confidential till you have
received your payment.This is to avoid double claims.






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