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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: "coca cola" <roland.010@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: cliamsagentdenis@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:42:42 +0200
Subject: THE COCA COLA COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION

Welcome to The Coca-Cola Company
 
 
 
THE COCA COLA COMPANY
PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD
DEPT:COCA COLA AVENUE
STAMFORD BRIDGE LONDON.
SW1V 3DW UNITED KINGDOM



THE COCA COLA COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual
final draws held on 14th sep, 2006 by Coca-Cola in conjunction with the British American Tobacco Worldwide Promotion. Your email was among the 12 Lucky winners who won 1,000,000.00{One Million Great Britain Pound Sterlings} each in the THE COCA\COLA COMPANY 2006 PROMO.

 
However the results were released on 20th sep, 2006 and your email was attached to ticket number (7PWYZ2006) and ballot number (BT:12052006/20) The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031,643 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet.
 
However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy.

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) .


This Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This lottery is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.
To begin the claim processing of your prize you are to contact your fiduciary agent as stated below:


 
Mr Denis James
22 Garden Close, Stamford,
Lincs,PE9 2YP,London
United Kingdom
Email: cliamsagentdenis@yahoo.co.uk

You are to keep all information away from the general public especially your ticket number and ballot number. (This is important as any case of double claims will not be entertained).

*Staff of Coca-Cola and the British American Tobacco Company are not to partake in this PROMOTION.

Accept our hearty congratulations once again!

Yours Faithfully,
Management.







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