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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: "INTERNATIONAL PAROGRAMME" <immabasaque@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 06:12:36 +0000
Subject: LUCKY WINNERS DRAW 2006 (THANKS FOR WINNING)

>From immabasaque
Director of Programme
2006/2007 World Youth Soccer
Email Lucky Winners Draw
United Kindom,
My good friend, compliment of the season how are you and business .it
may surprise you to understand how I got to know you but when you go
through my mail you will see reasons why I decided to contact you. My
name is immabasaque personal secretary to the late Mr.
Morris Thompson an American a former contractor with Union bank of Nig
Ltd who died on a plane crash Korean Air 747 cargo jet, all were killed
December 22, 1999, Mr. Thompson was among the 4 passengers that lost
their lives in that air crash, to see more about the air crash please
click the web:
http://archives.cnn.com/1999/WORLD/europe/12/22/cargo.crash/index.html

When he was alive he did a contract of the sum amount of $122,
million Dollars to the federal government of Nigeria and due to his
death the federal government of Nigeria refuse to give me the money
because they knew Mr. Thompson was dead, based on that I took
them to the international court of justice where I won the case and
as i won the case i have no other choice than to celebrate and this is
part of the celebration. I decided to open an international programme
called email lucky winning numbers to help the poor and the needy.
So this is to inform you that your email address is among the lucky
winners of round one of the ongoing 2006/2007 edition of the
programme.
This is your lucky winning numbers 133 / 279 / 1580 for you to claim
your price you have to fill these form and send it back to me for
processing and clearance because these programme will end on the 28th
of octorber 2006.
The EXCITE INTER PARCEL Delivery services will send what you
won to you.
Thanks, Congratulations once more and god bless you,
Best regards,
immabasaque
Director of Programme,
united kindom.

PLEASE FILL THESE FORM AND SEND IT BACK TO ME


(1) House and Office Address............................

(2) Your State..........................................

(3) Your Country........................................

(4) Your full Name......................................

(5) Your date of Birth..................................

(6) Your Telephone Number ( Optional )..................



Congratulations once more and god bless you,
immabasaque
Directress of Programme.

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