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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: luckyday international <luckyday@luckydayinternational8.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 11:48:55 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: 2006 AWARD CONTACT MR. KELLY. COLEMAN!!!


2006 AWARD CONTACT MR. KELLY. COLEMAN!!!
RE: WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION
NB:CLAIM YOUR PRIZE THROUGH THESE EMAIL ADDRESSES:
luckydaywinbv@netscape.net
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
WORD LOTTO ABONNEE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
Sir/Madam,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Word Lotto Abonnee Winners International programs held on the 26th of September, 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket No: 17940128111 with prize No 1581015/HL drew €500,000.00 which was first in the 2nd class of the draws. You are to receive €500,000.00( Hundred Thousand Euros Only ). Please be informed that because of mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask you to keep your winning information confidential until your fund (€500,000.00) has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhered to in order to avoid the loss of your cash prizes. Prize-winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these
instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other participants. It's important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 74,000 individual and companies e-mail addresses, hence, the draws are conducted around the world through our internet based ballot system. The promotion is sponsored and promoted by Word Lotto Abonnee.We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next draws; the jackpot winning is €20million.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 25 days of this draw. After this date all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and included in the next sweepstake. Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote your winning numbers in all correspondence with us. Congratulations once again from all members of Word Lotto Abonnee. Thank you for being part of our promotional program. For immediate release of your cash prize to you,please kindly contact our processing Department with the following information for onward forwarding to the paying Bank:
(i)Your names,
(ii)State amount won.
(iii)Contact Address
(iv)Your winning numbers
(v)Contact telephones and fax numbers
Contact person:Mr. Kelly Coleman
(International Processing Department).
Email:luckdaywinnersbv@netscape.net
Telephone: +31-619-058-845
FAX: 0031-847-92-1935.
Congratulations once again.
Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Doris Twins(Lottery Coordinator).
NB:CLAIM YOUR PRIZE THROUGH THESE EMAIL ADDRESSES:
luckydaywinnersbv@mycolaba.com
luckdaywinnersbv@netscape.net

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