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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: collinalordman@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 03:23:14 +0000
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS YOU WIN INTERNET LOTTO -[Mon, 26 Jun 2006 03:23:14 +0000]

JAPAN EMAIL PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION SECTION
PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made on 15th of March 2006, of winners of the JAPAN EMAIL LOTTO PROMOTION, as part of our promotional draws.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.
Note that you/your email address qualified for the draw.
as a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 343-221-8756, with serial number 454-17 drew the lucky numbers 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 and Bonus number 12 and consequently you won in the Second Category of the JAPAN FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW.
Your winning Ticket is Number. 343-221-8756
Your Serial Number. 454-17
Your lucky draw Numbers are. 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 Bonus Number 12
Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/453L/GMSA
You have therefore been approved for for the payment of the sum of US$500,000,00 in cash, which is the winning amount for the Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$2,650,000.00 shared among the international winners in the Second category.
CONGRATULATIONS!
Please be informed that your CHEQUE of the sum of US$500,000.00 is now with INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA{ICBC} deposited with your email address which won you this prize. Therefore your requested to contact your Claim agent,collins lordman give him your full names,address,telephone and identification so that he will get all the neccessary documentation to enable you claim your money with the ICBC Bank. To begin your claim, please call your claim agent immediately.
MR.COLLINS LORDMAN
FOREIGN SERVICES MANAGER,
JAPAN LOTTO,CHINA OFFICE
PLAZA DE MAR ZHENG CHINA
EMAIL:collinslordman@yahoo.co.uk
Tel-86-13428867004
3022 NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers and other information provided above and below in every one of your correspondences with your claims agent. Moreover,we have noticed some illegularities and double claims,we advise you keep your winning information secured and confidential until you receive your money.
Congratulations' once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
Sincerely,
MRS. JOY KAMAH
VICE PRESIDENT INT.PROMOTIONS
EMAIL:www.japanemaillotto.net

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