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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: EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY DRAW!!! <luckywinnersdraw2006@casinomail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 15:18:58 +0200
Subject: FINAL CLAIMS:-2006 EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY WINNER (CONGRATULATIONS)


EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
FROM: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
REF: EML/ES/IPPD/989/768788/06
BATCH: ES34/65851/ILPD /SL
WINNING NOTIFICATION
DATE: 24Th-July-2006.


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Euro Millions Lottery
Winners International E-mail programs draw 123 held on the 16th of
June,2006.
Your E-mail address attached to ticket number 874442232888-699 with
lucky main number 01 16 26 30 36 drew lucky star numbers 03 09 , which
consequently won in the 3rd category game, you have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of 1,000,000.00 Euro. (One Million Euro)


CONGRATULATIONS!!!


Due to mix up of some numbers and names/programme abuse, we ask that you
keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been
processed and your money remitted to you.



This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants
were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 100,000
company and 50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all
over the world.


This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Bill Gates,chairman and chief
executive of Microsoft, the world's largest software company in order to
enhance and promote the use of Internet Explorer Users and
Microsoft-wares around the globe. This promotional program takes place
every year. We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our
end of year 50million Euro International lottery.



To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial/Claim agent:
DR.Carlos Antonio (EUROMUTUA SECURITIES & CONSULTANT)
TEL:+34- 649-502-682.
Email: euromutuasecsss@mixmail.com


Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 15th of August
2006,after this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next
stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch
numbers in all correspondence.


Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent
as soon as possible. Congratulations once more from our members of staff
and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.



Sincerely yours,


Mrs. Beneroze C. Santos
Lottery Coordinator.



COMPLETE AND SEND REQUIRED INFORMATION BELOW TO YOUR CLAIM AGENT.
( euromutuasecsss@mixmail.com )


VERIFICATION FORM


1. FULL NAMES: _______________________________


2. ADDRESS: __________________________________


3. SEX: _______________


4. AGE: ________


5. MARITAL STATUS: ___________________


6. OCCUPATION: _______________________


7. E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________


8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: ________________


9. LUCKY MAIN NUMBER: _______________ LUCKY STAR
NUMBER: _____________


10.TICKET NUMBER: ___________________


11.REF / BATCH NUMBER: ______________


12.AMOUNT WON: ______________________


13.IDENTITY(NATIONAL ID OR PASSPORT NUMBER)................

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