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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: "ONLINE LOTTERY COORDINATOR" <pro_award@yahoo.co.uk> (may be fake)
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:31:06 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!!You have won microsoft prize....

EXPERTLOTTO SWEEPSTAKE HEADQUARTERS

FROM: THE DESK OF THE MANAGEMENT
EXPERTLOTTO SWEEPSTAKE, EUROPE.
PRICE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
THE PIRAS LOUNGE.
21 CALLE ANTON - LUIS MADRID. 24009,SPAIN.
www.expertlotto.com

REF Nº: ES/9023118308/06
BATCH Nº:14/0017/1PD


WINNING NOTIFICATION

ATTN: BENEFICIARY.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

We the Board and Management of Expertlotto Sweepstake, Europe wishes to inform you of the results of the E-mail address ballot lottery international program held on 6th day of September, 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 11,13,26,34,44,48 and bonus ball number: 02, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1ST category i.e match 6 plus bonus (Jackpot Winner).You are therefore been approved to claim a total sum of €1,000,000.00 EUROS (ONE MILLION EUROS) in cash credited to file ES/9023118308/06. It is yet to be claimed and you are getting the final NOTIFICATION as regards this.

All participants of this online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 1,000,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place bi-anualy.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, 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.

In view of this, your €1,000,000.00 EUROS (ONE MILLION EUROS) will be released to you by our Dispatch/Remittance Department here in Europe . For winners outside Europe your Money will be convert to U.S Dollars.

To file for your claim, You are required to fill the form below and have it sent to our fiduciary agent via the email address in the form below.

FIDUCIARY AGENT: MR.MAGAHEAS FERREIRA.
TELEPHONE: + 34 655 347 920
EMAIL: laestrella.espanol@yahoo.es


VERIFICATION / WINNER'S CLAIM FORM
WINNER'S PERSONAL DATA
First Name.:
Middle Name.:
LAST NAME.:
Gender.: MaleFemale


Month Of Birth.: MonthJanuaryFebuaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember Day: Day12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 Year:
Marital Status.: SingleMarriedDivorced
Nationality.: *
Religion.:
Occupation.:

Address 1.: *
Address 2.:
City.: *
State/Province.: *
Zip Code.: *



Mobile phone No.: *
House Phone No.: *
Fax No.:
Email Address.:
eg. username@domainname.com
WINNING INFORMATION
Ticket Number.: *
Serial Number.: *
Bonus Ball Number.: *
Amount Won:
This is to verify that the information filled in this FORM is a valid particulars of me. Yes: No:



Congratulations from me, members and staff of EXPERTLOTTO SWEEPTAKE EUROPE.

DECLARATION:

I..............................................................HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE DATA ARE TRUE. IN CASE OF ANY UNFORSEEN CIRCUSTANCE, MY NEXT OF KIN HAS THE RIGHT TO CLAIM MY TOTAL WINNINGS. (OVERSEAS SUBCRIBERS AGENT) SHALL ACT AS MY AGENT IN FACILITATING THE TRANSFER OF THE TOTAL FUND TO ME.

DATE.........................................

(YOUR FULL NAMES)..........................................

Upon receipt of the duly requested data, Our agent will provide
you with the contact information of the payment officer in the
region where your winning numbers fall within so you
can proceed with effecting the release of your claim
in anyway you deem fit.

ANYONE BELOW EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE CAN MAKE HIS/ HER CLAIM IN PROXY THROUGH EITHER OF THE PARENTS.
BELOW ARE THE SPONSORS OF THIS PROGRAM

Program Warning!!! Fraudulent emails are circulating that appears to be
impersonator using our names and addresses, but are not from the
LOTTERY
ONLINE PROGRAM PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO CUSTOMER CARE/COMPLAINTS
DEPT.



Executives:
Dr. P. Swier (CEO), Mr. Gerald Goodman (Manager Foreign Operations), Mr. Franklyn Van Der Weijden (Manager Domestic Banking Operations), Dr. James Williams (Director International Credit Department), Mrs. Lonni K Anderson (Legal Representative), Mrs. Lyudmyla Marchukova(Regional Manager), Mr. Stephen Boer (Chairman), Mr. Chris Moritz(International Relation Officer).


Yours
Sincerely, ,
Mr. John LOPEZ
Online coordinator




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