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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: STAATS LOTERIJ PROMOTION <magaret@magarethenk.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 09:31:48 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: STAATS LOTERIJ PROMOTION


FROM: STAATS LOTERIJ PROMOTION CO-ORDINATOR



STAATS LOTERIJ PROMOTION CO-ORDINATOR
GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED!!!
INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTION PROGRAM
IS REGISTERED UNDER THE NETHERLANDS GAMING CONTROL LOTTERY
BOARD PROTECTION ACT OF;
(Registration Z720633X).

www.staatsloterij.nl

CONTACT MR. GILBERT FONS
REF: DYK/82283922/769
BATCH: 11/621/2PDH /NL

Following official publication of results of the
E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by the
Staats Loterij corporation, the Slidecircuir award
and the Heineken prizes in conjunction with the
foundation for the promotion of software products,
(F.P.S.), held on the 23rd of September, 2006, in Amsterdam
The Netherlands,wherein your electrononic email address emerged

as one of the online winning emails in the 1st category and therefore


attracted a cash award of 1,000,000.00 Euros (One million Euros only),

We write to officially notify you of this award and to
advise you to contact the processing office immediately


upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the
verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you.

It is important to note that your award information
was released today the 25th of September 2006 with the
following particulars attached to it.

(I) Award numbers: TL 22/15409
(ii) Email ticket number: TL754/22/76
(iii) BATCH NUMBER: 75/011/INL
(iv) The file REFERENCE NUMBER:: TL/0534/30/05
(v) Your Full Name & Telephone Number



Please contact the claim agents within 5 working days
to facilitate the release of your prize, You are required to mention the
above particulars of your award in every correspondence
addressed to the processing agents.

FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
MR. GILBERT FONS.
WITH THE FOLLOWING.
1.FULL NAMES:
2.NATIONALITY:
3. AGE
4. SEX
5. MARITAL STATUS
6.CONTACT ADDRESS:
7.TELEPHONE NUMBER:
8.
OCCUPATION
9.BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL
10.WINNING E-MAIL
ADDRESS
11.WINNING NUMBER
12TOTAL AMOUNT WON
***********************************************
E-mail:claimsdept@kred.com
Vettingdepart@netscape.net

Tel: +31- 204-000-498
Mobiel:: +31-616-719-703
Fax: +31-847 725-1862
Fax: +31-847-567-613
***********************************************
The Staats Loterij Awards is sponsored by a
consortium of software promotion companies.

The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers, Microsoft
and other international companies.

The Staats Loterij internet draw is held
periodically and is so organized to encourage the


use of the internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.

We are proud to say that over 20 Million Euro are won
annually in more than 150 countries worldwide. Remember,


all winning must be claimed as soon as possible to avoid delay.

Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications,remember to quote your reference number
and batch number in all correspondence.

Once again on behalf of all our staff,



CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE MEMBERS AND STAFF OF STAATS LOTERIJ.

Sincerely,

Mrs.Colen Van Henk
Promotions Coordinator
Online coordinator for STAATS LOTERIJ Sweepstakes International Lottery Promotion Program


BELOW ARE THE SPONSORS OF THIS PROGRAM
Executives:
Dr. P. Swier (CEO), Mr. Gerald Goodman (Manager Forei gn 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).




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