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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: "EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL." <eurolottery2000@netscape.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 13:20:05 +0100
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!! (Euro Million Winner).


EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
EDIFICIO DE LOTERIA C.P. 28805. MADRID SPAIN.
FROM: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
REFERENCE:EFP/7743/1190.
BATCH:812/433/KGT
14th December 2005.

RE: AWARD CLAIM NOTIFICATIONS.

Attention:AWARD WINNER.
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today
{14th,December 2005} of the result of the Euro millions Lottery
Winners International E-mail programs held on the 1st of December 2005.
Your E-mail address attached to ticket number 946-721-802-439,
with serial main numbers 476-053-630-121 drew lucky star numbers 3-17-42-46-24
which consequently won in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved
for a lump sum pay out of €350.000.00Euros. (THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND
EUROS ONLY) in cash,credited to file with Reference number:EFP/7743/1190.
and Batch number 812/433/KGT .This is from a total cash prize of
€ 7.000.000.00{SEVEN MILLION EUROS ONLY}shared among the
20 lucky winners in this category.CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Your fund is now deposited with a security company,and insured with
your Email address.Due to mix up of some numbers and E-mail addresses,
we ask that you keep your winning informations 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 80,000.00 company and
60,000,000 individual email addresses from all over the world.
This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Bill Gates, President of
Microsoft, the world's largest software company inorder to enhance and
promote the use of Internet Explorer Users and microsoft-wares around
the globe. This promotional program takes place annually. We
hope with part of your winning you will take part in our end of year €50
million Euros International lottery.
To file for your claims, please contact our fiducial agent: DR.LUIS ANTONIO, of
(GROUPAMA SEGUROS,S.A. MADRID SPAIN)
Contact claims agent on TELF:0034-685-058-437
Email:groupoclaims@netscape.net OR eurogroupomail@netscape.net

Remember, all winnings must be claimed not later than two weeks {2}
upon receipt of this notification.After this date all unclaimed funds will
be included in the next stake.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications
please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all
correspondence with us or your agent.Furthermore, should there be any change
of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once again 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.

Sincerely yours,
MRS,COMFORT JOSE
(Lottery Co-ordinator)




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