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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: "glady smorgan" <gladysmorgan_111@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 09:53:42 +0000
Subject: PRIZE NOTIFICATION (CONGRATULATION)

POWERBALL LOTTO. Bv
POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel E-game 2005,

Date: 13-12-2005
Ref No: PBL/CN/6654/CP
Dear Consultation Prize Winner,

Re: CONSULTATION CASH PRIZE WINNER NOTICE

Europe/ America private international e-games organizers and co-sponsors,
POWERBALL LOTTO Group International, officially bring to your notice of the
final draw result of the 25th NOVEMBER-2005 POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel E-game
that was conducted at our international corporate office complex in the UK.

Most recently this foundation set up the NEW LOTTERY SCHEME to give out
prizes based on COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM. By doing this the foundation seek to
encourage the use of Internet for academic and business pursuits. It major
aim is to promote music, theater, art, literature, projects in the social
and political arena with a focus on health, as well as science, research,
higher education.

We wish to congratulate and inform you on the selection of your email coupon
number, which was, selected among the 45 lucky consultation prizewinners
your email ID identified with COUPON NO. PBL2348974321 and was selected by
our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS) with entries from the 50,000
different email addresses enrolled for the E-game.

Your email ID was included among the 50,000 different email addresses
submitted by our partner international email provider companies. You have
won a consultation cash prize of £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Pounds)
only. The POWERBALL LOTTO Group. BV, have approved a payout of your
consultation cash prize which will be remunerated directly to you by the
official Payment Agency Board.

Our DUE PROCESS UNIT (DPU) will render to you complete assistance and
provide additional information and processes for the claims of your
consultation prize.

For due processing of your winning claim, please contact the DPU Information
Officer Mr. Mark Moody who has been assigned to assist you.

Name: Mark Moody
TEL: +44-704-012-0619
Contact: E-mail: mark_moody1@stalag13.com

You are to provide the DPU Information Officer with the under listed
information as soon as possible:
1. NAME IN FULL:.....................................
2. ADDRESS:...........................................
3. NATIONALITY:.......................................
4. AGE:...............................................
5. SEX................................................
6. OCCUPATION:........................................
7. PHONE..............................................
8. FAX:...............................................
9. AMOUNT WON:.......................................
10. REF NO: PBL/CN/6654/CP
11. COUPON NO. PBL2348974321

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

(a) Note that there exists a periodic condition on all claims process,
failing which would lead to disqualification and winnings Forfeiture.
Winners are therefore advised to expedite their claims process.

(b) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant's full and
unconditional agreement to and acceptance of our terms and conditions of
claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment of your prize awards
winning.

(c) To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep your winning details
very confidential, as any discrepancies resulting from a breach of this
confidentiality on the part of the winners will be covered solely by such
winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment.

Once again congratulations from all our staffs on your consultation prize
winning, we hope you will partake our in forth coming POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel
Email-games.

Regards
Mrs. Gladys Morgan.
(Group Coordinator)
============================================================================================
NB: In accordance with the POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel E-games policy and
regulations, this notification is dispatched directly to only the 45 lucky
consultation prize Winners. This notification also contains information that
is proprietary, privileged or confidential or otherwise legally exempt from
disclosure. If you are not the right recipient whose email address attached
to the lucky numbers along with the winning information’s you are not
authorized to read, print, retain, copy or disseminate this notice or any
part of it.



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