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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: "EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY" <euro_millions498@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 04:30:43 +0000
Subject: COMFIRMATION OF PRIZE WINNING

EMAIL ANNOUNCEMENT: RESULTS OF THE EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY 18TH AUGUST 2006
DRAWS EUROMILLIONS RESULTS.

Draw number 143
Friday 3rd November 2006

11, 13, 24, 44, 49, - Lucky Stars 03, 09,
Friday 10th November estimated Jackpot of
€ 1,135,174.00 Million Euro.

This is your official winning notice issued by the EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY,
organizers of the EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY and EUROMILLIONS Plus lottery.

This message confirms that you have received from EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY
OFFICE a notification of your lottery prize winning in the EUROMILLIONS
LOTTERY draws of october 10th 2006 held at the The Netherlands Lottery
Office.
YOUR LOTTERY WINNING REFERENCE IS DETAILED BELOW: Please copy and keep
securely for claims reference purpose.

Lottery Winning No.: 03, 08, 12, 29, 43
Lottery Draw Date: Friday 27 july 2006

Winning Group: 2ND Prize Winners
Draw Number: (129 CZ
AMOUNT WON/PRIZE: ? 1,135,174.00 . - PAY-OUT IN EURO ONLY.

Your entry ticket number drew as the third lucky winner for the EUROMILLONS
LOTTERY 2ND PRIZE DRAWS in which three lucky winners emerged. You have won a
lottery prize amount of € 1,135,174.00 Million Euro Euro Only.

ABOUT EUROMILLIONS:
====================
The EUROMILLONS LOTTERY is world promotional lottery program organized by
the joint European states comprising of the United Kingdom, France, Germany,
Spain, The Netherlands and 8 other European nations.

This promotion is entry free which NO TICKETS ARE PURCHASED! Winners are
randomly selected systematically via Euro Millions Online syndicate Lotto
Draws. You are entered by City code and email entry only, selections of
winners are generated by an Electronic Random Syndicate System (ERSS) used
by EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY.

>From a total of 365,470 thousand email addresses and 273 world cities codes
entered for EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY, Your email entered for draw No.132 and was
luckily selected among 3 lucky winners in the second prize group.

03, 08, 12, 29, 43, - Lucky Stars 03, 09
2ND TICKET NO# 03, 08, 12, 29, 43

CLAIMING YOUR LOTTERY PRIZE:
============================
If you have received this notice via email, you are authorised as the
official lottery prize winner to make claims for your winning prize within
30 days of receiving this notice. You are required to confirm receipt of
this Winning Notification.

For your processing of your lottery winning claims, please contact the
EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY CLAIMS PROCESSING OFFICER (CPO) contact information
below.

EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY OFFICE.
Contact information below.

UROMILLIONS LOTTERY OFFICE.
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.

R. kelly wales (CPO)
EMAIL:info.emloffice@yahoo.com
TEL: +31848392712
FAX: +31848392712

LOTTERY PRIVACY:
================
All e-mails are submitted by our partner international email service
providers/marketing companies and public services providers.EUROMILLIONS
LOTTERY holds the right to annual or cancels prize payment to winners upon
request by winners. Secrecy is observed by the EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY for
winners’ privacy. All prize payment will be paid out securely to winners.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
UROMILLIONS WINNING CLAIMS FORM (NON-RESIDENT)
================================================================
FULL NAME:..............................................................

FORWARDING ADDRESSE:....................................................

CITY/STATE:.............................................................

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:......................................................

MARITALSTATUS:....................NATIONALITY...........................

SEX.......INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT NR:....................................

DATE OF BIRTH:.................TEL/FAX : ...............................

OCCUPATION:..........................CURRENTMAIL:.......................
WINNING INFORMATION

============================================================================================================

COUPON NR:..........................LOTTERY REFNR:.........................

LOTTERY DATE:....................CLAIMANT SIGNATURE:.......................

============================================================================================================
==
Please you are to choose your payment option at which you want your fund
Paid to you; listed below is our payment modalities and option of payment.

(1) COURIER DELIVERY OF WINNING CHECK:..................................

(2) BANK PAYMENT (Online Account required):.............................
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
This email and its attachments are confidential and intended for the
exclusive use of the addressee(s). This email and its attachments may also
be privileged or protected by legal rules. If you have received this by
mistake please let us know by reply immediately and destroy the email and
its attachments without reading, copying or forwarding the contents.

Once again, congratulations on your prize winning.

yours Sincerely ,

Mrs. Lindsay F. Butler,
Director General,
EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY PROMOTION
EML Disbursement Center
Holland, The Netherlands.

EMAIL:info.emloffice@yahoo.com

_________________________________________________________________
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