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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: Mrs.Vivian Thomas <mrs_vivianthomas@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 11:17:33 -0700
Subject: COCA COLA AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION


WINNERS ONLY: CONGRATULATIONS
C\ Don Jaime I n
50.003 Zaragoza
WORLD WIDE
Ref: EAASL/941OYI/02/SHYN
Batch: 12/25/0034

Dear Lucky Winner,

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONLINE PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING
NOTIFICATION.

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of Coca-Cola Manchester Zone A3, UK Annual Promo.

The online Coca-Cola Manchester Zone A3, UK Annual Promo draws was Conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031 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 twelve winners in the fourth category for the second prize with the following data:

Ref Number: EAASL/941OYI/02/SHYN
Batch Number: 12/25/0034
Ticket Number: 025-11464992-750

You as well as the other winners are therefore to receive a cash prize of £985,000 (NINE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND BRITISH POUNDS) 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 information's to the claim's agent via email

1. Full name and address:
2. Country:
3. Tel and fax number:
4. Occupation:
5. Your Reference and Batch number at the top of this mail:

YOU ARE TO CONTACT THE CLAIMS AGENT BELOW VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW:

Mr. David Walter
COCA COLA Claim Dept. Flash Budget Ltd UK
Email: claimdept_flashbudgetuk2004@yahoo.com
Phone: 0044 703 181 9837,
Foreign Services Manager, Payment and Release Order Dept.

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed within 30 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 promo's 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.

Thank you and congratulations!!!

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. Vivian Thamos
COCA COLA Games/Lottery Coordinator

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