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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: int_yebomillonare_omegalotto@yahoo.com
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 16:33:14 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS OUR LUCKY LOTTERY WINNER

FROM:
THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
AWARD DEPARTMENT

ATTN: SIR/MADAM,





INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT


FINAL NOTICE OF AWARD NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, 25/09/2006, of winners of the OMEGA CROSSING LOTTO
SOUTH AFRICA/INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY draw of South African 2010 World cup Bid lottery Award International programs
held in Zurich, Switzerland. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9665 75604546 199 with! Serial
number 97560 drew the winning: 60/84/27/17/36, which subsequently won you the lottery award in the 2nd category.
Your name has therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2,000.000.00 (Two million United States Dollars)
in cash credited to file KPC/9030108308/03. This is from a total cash prize of US $30,000,000.00 (Thirty million
United States dollars) shared among the first 15 lucky winners in this category worldwide.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery booklet representative office in South Africa
as indicate in the play coupon. In view of this, your US $2,000.000 (Two Million United States Dollars) would be
released to you through the assistance of our agent in South Africa immediately he commence the process to facilitate
the release of your funds as soon as you contacted him.

All participants were selected randomly from Worldwide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000,00 companies and individual emails address. The lottery program took place to promote South Africans 2010 world cup award . For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

Please you are advised to file for your claim immediately through our agent MR. Keleb Madoza immediately you received this message because you stand a risk of loosing the prize if you fail to claim within a month from the day you received this notification. Call him on phone immediatly you get this mail.

To process your claims you are hereby advice to contact
our claim agent with this information:

NAME:..................................
ADDRESS:...............................
NATIONALITY:...........................
SEX:...................................
AGE:...................................
PHONE/MOBILE:..........................
FAX:...................................
OCCUPATION:............................
COMPANY:...............................
BATCH/WINNING NUMNBER:............................................

CLAIM OFFICE
MR. Keleb Madoza
TEL:+27-83 210 88 73.
TEL:+72 011 76 45323(LANDLINE)(EXT 235)
EMAIL: kelebmadoza@aim.com
http://www.omegacrossing.8m.com

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program that has succesfully won this competition.

Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.


NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch
numbers provided below in every one of your correspondences with your claims agent.
REFERENCE NUMBER: FLS-ZR39-825P-4
BATCH NUMBER: 74-263-BBN
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.

Sincerely,

THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
YABO MILLIONARE/OMEGA CROSSING.
Address: # 25 RICHARDS RYLAAN,
AUCKLAND PARK, 0083
P.O. Box 524,
AUCKLANDPARK
JOHANNESBURG 2001
SOUTH AFRICA

N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail box. Contact your claims agent through
his email contact above



signed:

Nelson Mandela (chairman)


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