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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: ELIZABETH <staatsloterij_20060@zwallet.com>
Reply-To: staatsloterij_20060@walla.com
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 19:51:10 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATION CONGRATULATION


STAATSLOTERIJ NL 2006
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
Laan Van Hoornwijk 55,
2289 DG Rijswijk.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
www.staatsloterij.nl
REFERENCE NUMBER: LSLUK/2031/8161/04
BATCH NUMBER: 14/011/IPD
RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS
Dear Winner,
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the
STAATSLOTERIJ LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL AWARD.
We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First
Category, which is part of our promotional draws held on 10th mAY, 2006.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
2,500,000 names and email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia,
Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International
Promotions Program. Your name and e-mail address,
Attached to ticket number 50941465206-529, with serial number 5772-54 drew the
lucky numbers 3-4-17-28-35-44 and consequently won in the
First Category. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of
EUR400,000.00 (Four Hundred Thousand Euros Only), which is the winning payout

for Category A winners. This is from the total prize money from EUR2,200,000.00
shared among the six winners in this category
CONGRATULATIONS! Your fund is now deposited with the paying -out Bank.
In your best interest to aviod mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we
request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public
notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and

your funds remitted to your account. This
is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts
by participants/nonparticipants of this program.
Please contact your claims agent immediately for due processing and remittance
of your prize money to a designated account of your choice:
To file for your claim, please contact the fiduciary agent.
***********************************************
DR.RUUD VAN BOSh OF
THE (SUN TRUST B.V)
35,DAMRAK 1104EAAMSTERDAM
NETHERLANDS.
Email:staatsloterij_20060@walla.com
***********************************************
For easy reference and identification, find below your reference and Batch
numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in every one of your correspondence

with your claims agent.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LSLUK/2031/2261/04
BATCH NUMBER:15/011/IPD
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of

our promotions program.
Sincerely Yours.
MRS.ELIZABETH MOUS.
THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR.

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