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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: Daliton Fred <agent_dalitonfred@yahoo.it>
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 08:10:34 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: CONTACT THE COURIER COMPANY VIA E-MAIL :- dex_deliverycompany3@yahoo.fr


ATTN: Winner
How are you doing today?

I am in reciept of your mail and I must say that you should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of our winners in this years lucky dip sweepstakes.As you already know your email address was randomly selected along with others from over 100,000 company websites on the internet. Each email address was attached to a ticket number. Your email address was selected along with two others as winners $25m each at the lottery winning category TWO(2) draw which eventually falls into the WEST AFRICAN ZONE sweepstake promotion .
A certificate of prize claims and some vital documents will be sent along side your winnings cheque.The documents to be sent are;


1.WINNING CERTIFICATE FROM ECO LOTTERY COMPANY.
2.WINNERS CHEQUE FOR THE VALUE OF $2.5, MILLION DOLLARS
3.CLEAR SOURCE OF FUNDS CERTIFICATES(C.S.F.C.);
4.CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN OF FUNDS(C.O.F.).
DEX DELIVERY COURIER COMPANY LTD is a small scale shipping company that has been contracted to deliver your winning package to your location.Contact the courier company with the contact information below for futher instructions on how to send the consignment to your location.

DEX DELIVERY COURIER COMPANY LTD
CONTACT AGENT MR. DANNY RAY STOUT
EMAIL: dex_deliverycompany3@yahoo.fr

Have it in mind that you will be required to settle the courier charges while the sending of your winnings cheque will incure, this is because the total amount has been insured to the real value and as such cannot be deducted from. This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended ! on 3rd July, 1996. by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds.

Its is imperative that you add your IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS{EU/8262Y4/83}as the subject of any correspondence with the courier company to ensure they respond in a timely manner. You are to submit You Information to the Courier company Your Full Name, Your Email Address, Your House Address, Age, Sex, Office Address, Occupation, Cell Phone Number , Tel Number, Fax Number if Any.

I will require a concise update on proceedings with the firm as soon as you are in contact with them.If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact me.And I do hope you will consider me for a little bonus after you have recieved your winnings.

Congratulation!

Regards,
DALITON FRED
FIDUCIARY AGENT


Chiacchiera con i tuoi amici in tempo reale!
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