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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: "Zimm Paul" <zimm_001@msn.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 01:07:00 +0000
Subject: CONGRATULATION!!!

FROM:THE DIRECTOR
EUROPEAN PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
REF:EL3/9318/04
BATCH:8/163/EL.

Attn:Dear Sir/Madam
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
Lottery Winners International programs held on the
29/03/2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket
number :EL-23133 with serial number: EL-123542,batch
number: EL-35,lottery ref number: EL-9318 and drew
lucky numbers 7-1-8-36-4-22 which consequently won in
the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for
a lump sum pay out of US$1,500,000.00 (One Million,
Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that
you keep your winning information confidential until
your claims has been processed and your money Remitted
to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid
double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program
by some participants. All participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from over
40,000 company and 20,000,000 individual email
addresses and names from all over the world.
This promotional program takes place every year. This
lottery was promoted and sponsored by a group of
successful electronic dealers.we hope with part of
your winning,you will take part in our next year US$20
million international lottery. To file for your claim,
please contact our paying officer.

Mr Paul Zimmerman (Lottery Director)
Netherlands Lottery Company
107 Vanderloop
1902AB ,Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
TEL:+31-617-786-389
FAX:+31-205-248-664
Email:paymentagent_adszimm@yahoo.com.au

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than
19th of december,2005.After this date all unclaimed
funds will be included in the next stake.
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 our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff
and thank you for being part of our promotional
program.
Note:
Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically
disqualified.
yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Queensley Rhoda,
For Management.


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