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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: europw lotto plus <europw@europwlottoplus2.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 17:24:38 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: SEE MESSAGE IN BOX!!


SEE MESSAGE IN BOX!!
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONAL LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/ PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
KROPAAR STRAAT 34, 1032LA,
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Ref. Number: S7U/105/644/0099
Batch Number: 0285/343-SU12

Dear winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 25th september 2006,Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 1942896-7053 with drew lucky numbers 15-0-19-41-60- 95-5 which which consequently won in the 1st category,Therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 1,500,000.00 Euros (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros)
This is from a total cash prize of 3 Million Euros, shared amongst the First Three lucky winners in this category.All participants were selected randomly
from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 25,000 companies email addresses and 30,000,000 Individual email
addresses from Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe,North America and Asia as part of International Promotions Program.Europe Klassenlotterie wish to be grateful to sponsors who made this year's program a reality (Sponsors//http://www.roxypalace.com)now this program can be conducted Every World Cup Year .

Revenue for this programme is derived from the financing from major multinational firms cut across the European community. Please note that your lucky
winning number falls within our Netherlands booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.
In view of this, your One Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros)would be released to you by our payment office in Europe. Our Netherlands agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is 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 be warned To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Anthony koeman ,
Claims processing manager
EUROPW LOTTO PLUS
email:europw09@excite.com
Tel: +00 31 620 852 930
Fax: +00 31 847 593 924
.
000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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Immediately to process your winning which will not take more than 10 working days from today. Congratulations once more Dir.11 NB:Kindly indicate your Ticket No in your reply.
Sincerely yours,
Mrs. Sandra Hamilton.
Lottery Coordinator
EuroPW Lottery Program.






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