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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: "LOTTO NL" <laagbkbv1b@aim.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 06:49:46 -1000
Subject: YOUR REF NO: NM/BC921245/KY14

Approved results with :Ref/SAA/0123/WE/5YT
LOTTO NL. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
AWARD (www.lotto.nl)

Koningen Julianaplein 21, 2391 BD
Denhaag, The Netherlands


RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS

Dear Sir/Madam,

Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the Second Category draws of THE LOTT NL.PROMO INT. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged as a winner under the First
Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The results of the draws hve been officially announced .Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses
of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia,Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.

Your e-mail address, attached to ticket number 46939,with serial number 472-9768 and lucky number W-91237-H?67/B4 consequently won in the First Category. You have therefore been awarded a lump
sumpay out of 1,000,000 (One Million Euros), which is the winning payout for Category A winners.This is from a total cash prize of ?10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Euros) shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky
winners in this category.

In your best interest to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has
been completed, and your funds remitted to your account.This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by Participants/nonparticipants of this program. Please contact
our paying bank immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice.

NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below your Reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in your correspondence with your paying bank.Also give them the following
informations

Name
Telephone numbers and fax
Age
Address
Occupation
REF Number: NM/BC921245/KY14
BATCH No: NM/207161/WOP.


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Your fund is now deposited with the paying Bank. To begin your claims, kindly contact the paying bank with the below information:


***********************************************
Contact person: Patrick Rowley
International Remittance Officer
laagste bank Amsterdarm, Netherlands
E-mail: laag@gawab.com
Tel: +31 633 701 450

***********************************************
NOTE: All claims are nullified after 10 working days from today if unclaimed
Congratulations once again from all our staffs, and thank you for being part of our promotions
program.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Frenz Angela
online co-ordinator
www.lotto.nl

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