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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: "Claim Your Winnings" <eavaboer@37.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 18:27:14 +1200
Subject: werkt Lotto

Lotto - Zo werkt Lotto
Government Accredited Licensed lottery promoters.
www.lotto.nl

International emails. held on the 20th October , 2006.all winnings must
be claim not later than Noverber 12th, 2006,Your email won the lottery.For
a total pay out of €1,000,000.
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
**************************
CONGRATULATIONS!
CALL NOW TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE
Advocate Faber Dutchs
Tel: +31 -619 255 090
Fax: +31-84-728-9686
email- nedpayement@aim.com
email- advocatekantoors@netscape.net
law & Associates

In other to claim your €1,000,000.00 prize winning, fill the form below
and send it to Advocate Faber Dutchs for verification and then you will be
directed how to get a ticket in your name.
NAME:.....................................AGE:.............................
..........
SEX:........................................ADDRESS:.......................
.......
EMAIL:....................................PHONE:...........................
.......
OCCUPATION:.........................:COUNTRY..............................


Yours faithfully,
Mrs Eava Van Boer
Online coordinator
Sweepstakes International Program.

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