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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: "PRIZE AWARD DEPT LOTTO.NL" <info_winnings@mynet.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 09:42:28 -0800
Subject: COMPUTER BALLOT JACKPOT 'A' DRAW RESULT LOTTO.NL PRIZE AWARD DEPT

COMPUTER BALLOT JACKPOT 'A' DRAW RESULT.
FROM: De LOTTO.NL
PRIZE AWARD DEPT. REF No: QC 9590 ES 9414
BATCH No: 573881545-NL/2006 TICKET No:
PP 3502 /8707-01
SERIAL No: 05908 LUCKY No: 9-43-97
WINNING EMAIL NOTIFICATION [FOR CATEGORY "A" WINNER ONLY].

ATTENTION!
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the last final annual
draw of our LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL Programs. The online cyber lotto
draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000,000 e-mail
addresses of individuals and corporate institutions,picked by an
advanced automated random computer search from the internet. No tickets
were sold.After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address
emerged as a winner in the category "A" with the following numbers
attached Ref Number: QC 9590 ES 9414,Batch Number: 573881545-NL/2006
and Ticket Number: PP 3502 /8707-01.You are therefore to receive a
cash prize of $1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars)
from the total payout.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be
transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations,
verifications, validations and satisfactory report. Tofile in for the
processing of your prize winnings, youare advised to contact our Certified
and Accreditedclaims agent for category "A" winners with the information
below: Name: woolley Andrew

To file for your claim, please contact our /your processing agent
CONTACT:
**********************************************
Name : woolley Andrew
Email: woolleyandrewincomee@gawab.com
Tel : +31-644-893-616
Fax : +31-84-724-9563

**********************************************
You are advice to provide him with the following information:
1.Given Name (As Stated in your ID)
2.Telephone/Fax number:
3.Nationality:
4.Age::
5.Winning reference and Batch numbers:

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 14 days, thereafter
unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote
your reference information in all correspondence. Members of the
affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this
program. Furthermore, we call on you to make sure that you save a copy
of this mail and note every letter clearly as stated for we will not be
held responsible should there be any complications in this transaction
due to laxity on your part. Congratulations once more from our members
of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program. Should
there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for
being part of our promotional program.

Yours truly,
Walter Jones
Promotion Manager.
THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!

************THIS IS NOT SPAM***********


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