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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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: "Leal.A.Alvarez ." <coca-cola-esp@excite.com>
Reply-To: davidwealth@survivormail.com
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 17:08:04 +0200
Subject: COCA-COLA PROMOTION WINNING NOTIFICATION


COCA-COLA ESPAÑA:
C/CORDORA NO 21 PLANTA 2-A
28204 MADRID SPAIN
Email:coca-cola-esp@excite.com
May 11th 2006
Dear Lucky Winner,
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY SEASONAL PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION.
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of Coca-Cola España Zone D2, MAD Annual Promo.
The online Coca-Cola España Zone D2, MAD Annual Promo draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 59,531 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of five winners in the third category for the second prize with the following data:
Ref No: ESPSA/941OZI/06/SHYN
Batch No:15/0017/COLA
Zonal Draw No: MAD2-006
Grand Draw No: 75099
You as well as the other winners are therefore to receive a cash prize of 705,253 € (SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIVE THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE EUROS) each from the total payout.
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be transferred to you upon meeting the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report.
To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings you are advised to contact our licensed and accredited claims agent/security company
for SECOND category winners with the information below: You are also advised to give the following informations to the claim's agent via email
1. Full Name and Address:
2.Country:
3.Tel and Fax number:
4.Occupation:
5.Age
5.Your Reference and Batch number.
Contact: Dr.David Wealth,
COCA COLA PROMO CLAIMS AGENT
Foreign Services Manager, Payment and Release Order Dept.
Toplink S.A
Email:davidwealth@survivormail.com
Phone: +34- 677715512

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed within 10 days from today. After this date all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake.Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence with your claims agent. You are to keep all lotto information away from the general public especially your reference and ticket numbers. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained).
Members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program.
Please be Warned!!!: Fraudulent emails are circulating that appear to be using National Lottery addresses, but are not from The National Lottery.

Thank you and congratulations!!!
Yours faithfully,
Leal.A.Alvarez .
COCAL COLA Games/Lottery Coordinator.
Copyright 1994-2006 Coca-Cola.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline

77635 476378 255667460

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