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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:

Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 16:59:54 +0100

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From: Mr.Alexandra Davis
Euro-Afro-American-Sweepstake Lottery
Headquarters:1a, Bexon Court Carlton Liverpool
shire Liverpool LP4 1SQ Essex
United Kingdom Customer Service:
580 NCA 85914 Ref: EAASL/941OYI/04
Batch: 12/25/DC34
For Info Call Us Tel+44 7031 947164
Our Fax Line+ 44 8704 909731
For Customers services Inq e-mail us
                                     CONGRATULATIONS WINNING NOTIFICATION
                                                      Winning Numbers   
Dear Winner,
We happily announce to you the draw of the Euro-Afro-American Sweepstake Lottery International programs held on the Wed 15th March 2006. in Essex United Kingdom. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9564 75604545 188 with! Serial number 97560 drew the winning: 01/14/21/30/35/48, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $820,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars ) in cash credited to file KPC/9080118308/02.This is from a total cash prize of $1100,000,00 Million United States Dollars , shared amongst the first One Hundred and thirty (130) lucky winners in this category world-wide.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in Africa as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your $820,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you by Correspondent Payment Center/Bank In South Africa  Our African agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draws system and extracted from over 10,000,00 companies. This promotion takes place annually.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

Please be warned. To file for your claim, please contact our corresponding agent in South Africa immediately you read this message for quick and urgent release of your fund, contact information is as follow: -
Name: Barr. James Khumalo & Associates(Esq.)
Legal attorneys No 25 Tower bulding carton
bellon president town JHB South Africa
Tel Line: + 27 83 760 9670
Endeavour to email him your
1. Full name
2. Sex
3. Age
5.Country of resident
7.Email address
8.Serial no/batch no
9.Telephone/fax no
Please be informed that all winning must be claimed on or before 31Th May 2006. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with our designated agents or us.
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program that has successfully won this competition.
Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program. As soon as you are in contact with our agent,please keep us informed.

Mr. Alexandra Davis .
United Kingdom Zonal Co-coordinator.

Mrs.Teresa Allan
United Kingdom zonal Secretary General.
 Winners cerebrations

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