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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: mrs_patriciaatkins12@yahoo.ca
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 12:48:32 -0800
Subject: Mrs Patricia Atkins (PROMOTION MANAGER).


FROM:
THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT(CANADA)
ATTN: SIR/MADAM.

WINNING NOTIFICATION
The Canadian Government sponsors this lottery for the promotion of the 2010 Soccer World cup to be hosted in South Africa. We happily announce to you the draw of the Euro-Afro-American Sweepstake Lottery International Programs held on Saturday 8TH July 2006 in Essex United Kingdom and Ontario Canada. Your e-mail address attached to Ticket Number: B9564 75604545 100, with Serial Number 46563760 draw the winning numbers Sat. July 8TH, 11 14 29 33 42 44 Number 7 Draw for LOTTO 6/49 under the choice of the lottery in the 2nd category of daily three.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1,950,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners. in cash credited to file EAAL/9080118308/05.

This is from a total cash prize of US $11,100,000.00 Million dollars, shared amongst the first One Hundred and-thirty(130) lucky winners in this category Worldwide.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in south Africa as indicated in your play coupon, because this particular draw was selected to promote the 2010 World Cup to be hosted in South Africa hence your winning information must be kept to enable you participate in our subsequent draws which will see 500 participants traveling on an all expense paid trip to South Africa for the Soccer World Cup 2010. In view of this, your US$1,950,000.00 would be released to you by an accredited commercial Bank in South Africa(NED BANK).


Our South African agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact our African Agent's,
(MR TREVOR ALLAN).


NOTE:To confirm that you have the winning number for the Sat. July 8TH, 11 14 29 33 42 44 Number 7 Draw,visit:http://www.canada.com/findit/lotteries/index.html confirm under lotto 6/49


All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Website through computer draws system and extracted from over 10,000,00 companies and personal e-mails. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your claims/winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you via telegraphic bank transfer to your nominated banking account


This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulours acts by participants of this program.and part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this lottery.

Note:you are advice to keep your winnings prize confidential from other ears,to avoid double claims of your prize by the public.

You are advice to get incontact with your claims agent so that he can process your winnings for quick and urgent release of your fund. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference numbers in any correspondences with your claims agent(MR TREVOR ALLAN).

To claim your winning prize, please contact your claim agent immediately:
MR. TREVOR ALLAN.
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
# 25 RICHARDS RYLAAN, AUCKLAND PARK,0083
P.O. Box 524, AUCKLANDPARK
JOHANNESBURG 2001
SOUTH AFRICA
OMEGA CROSSING.
PHONE:+27783961185
EMAIL: claimsagent_trevorallan@yahoo.com

For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated
account of your choice.

Remember, you must contact your claim agent not later than
30/10/2006, after this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
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.
Ref: EAAL/851OYHI/05
Batch No. Lotto 6/49

Congratulations! Once more from all members and staff of this program that has ensured that you won this competition.
Thank you for being part of our Promotional Lottery
program.

Sincerely,
Patricia Atkins
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER.
CANADIAN LOTTERY-SOCCER WORLD CUP 2010 PROMOTIONAL DRAW.
1550 Princess Street Kingston, ON, Canada, K7M 9E3
Congratulations, you have won Canada Lottery!
Attention: Customer AFRSA680
Ref: EAAL/851OYHI/05
Batch No. Lotto 6/49.

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.


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