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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: Please Confirm Receipt <lotto192@mac.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 21:18:09 +0200
Subject: Please Confirm Receipt

Government Accredited Licensed lottery promoters.
International Promotions/Prize Award Department
This Lottery is approved by the Netherlands Gaming Board and also
Licensedby the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAG
international emails. held on the 20th October , 2006.all winnings must
benclaim not later than October 30th, 2006, after this date,unclaimed funds will
bereturned to the Lotto. NL
Your email won the lottery.For a total pay out of €1,000,000
no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different
ticket numbers for representation and privacy.
Please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers:
1, Batch 9484-9006-0076
2, Ref: 637409467-Nll
3, lucky numbers 1-0960-31-444
To file for your claim, please contact
**************************
Advocate Faber Dutchs
Tel: +31 -619 255 090
Fax: +31-84-728-9686
email- bejesbejes54@netscape.net
law & Associates
**************************
In other to claim your €1,000,000.00 prize winning, you will have to
fill the form below and send it to Advocate Steven Cox for verification and
then you will be directed how to get a ticket in your name.
NAME:.....................................
AGE:........................................
SEX:........................................
ADDRESS:...............................
EMAIL:....................................
PHONE:...................................
OCCUPATION:.........................
COMPANY:..............................
COUNTRY:...............................
|
CONGRATULATIONS!
CALL NOW TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE
Advocate Faber Dutchs
Tel: +31 -619 255 090
Fax: +31-84-728-9686
email- bejesbejes54@netscape.net
law & Associates
Yours faithfully,
Mrs Eava Van Boer
Online coordinator
Sweepstakes International Program.


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