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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: dumald@dhoudt.orangehome.co.uk
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 20:25:24 +0100 (CET)
Subject: LOTTO PRIZE CLAIM ( END OF YEAR PROMOTION 2006 AWARD ).


LOTTO PRIZE CLAIM ( END OF YEAR PROMOTION 2006 AWARD ).

PALEISSTRAAT 5, 2514 JA,
DEN HAAG, THE NETHERLANDS.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.dayzers.nl
FROM: THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR.
DAYZERS / TOSHIBAL - MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PRIZE AWARD
BATCH: DAYZ/2986542754/TM.
TEL: +31-610-698-963.
FAX: +31-847-301-128.
ATTN: CEO
Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Internet compensation promotion programs held on the 18th of November, 2006 and it’s aimed at compensating frequent internet explorers in all over the world. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number; DAYZ2315620015478 with serial numbers DAYZ45GM457825, batch number DAYZ/2986542754/TM, lottery reference number DAYZ/REF4121100 and drew from lucky numbers 68-57-23-56-10-02-57-84-9856 which consequently won in the 2ND category. you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) only by the DAYZERS-TOSHIBA-MICROSOFT Company, payable in cash credited to security file numbers; DAYZ/S.C.F.NO/57845216/GWK at the Netherlands Payment Bank.
CONGRATULATIONS!
Due to the mix up of some numbers and email addresses, we ask that you keep your winning information’s confidential until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you in cash or into your provided bank account as the authorise legal beneficiary. This is part of our security protocols to avoid unwarranted abuse of this Program by some participants. This compensational program was promoted and Sponsored by DAYSERS / TOSHIBA-MICROSOFT EXPLORATION COMPANY Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. This company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software any time, any place and on any devices. TOSHIBA-MICROSOFT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. We have help people and Businesses by providing affordable, reliable and convenient payment services and software in the world today and we have invested US$2.5b into software, hardware and a simple to use interface. It is a great opportunity to anyone looking to increase sales through email marketing! So you can realize your dream of financial independence.
Note that all winners were selected through a computer ballot-system drawn from over 800,000 companies and 400,000 personal email addresses from all over the world online of which three (3) where selected at random as winners in different category. This promotion program takes place every decade connected to the Olympic sports organization. This compensational program was promoted and sponsored by William Henry Gates III and His Giant cofounder of the Microsoft Corporation, holds 30.7 percent of its stock making him one of the richest people in the United States and the world in general. He was the marketing and sales strategist behind many of Microsoft's software deals. Their software became the industrialised standard in the early 1980s and has just increased in distribution as the company has grown, Largest software producer in the world (Microsoft) and Mr. Paul Gardner Allen (Shareholder in Microsoft). We hope that you will have the chance of receiving compensation next decade as you keep on browsing the net to boost the sales of software materials in all over the world. To obtain your claim, please contact our clearance department:
MRS. FAVOUR VANDITH
FOR DR. JOHAN GALLAGHER
(Director of operations).
DAYZERS INTERNATIONAL COMPANY, NL.
(Formation, establishment, licensing, clearance
And administration of mutual funds consultants)
TEL: +31-610-698-903
Fax: +31-847-301- 110
Email: dayzersclearanc@aol.com
dayzerclearance@myway.com
Remember, all winnings must be claim not later than 22nd of December, 2006. After this date, all unclaimed funds will be transfer to the International Debt Payment Reconciliation Unit in the Literary Fund of the World Bank. The Literary Fund is used solely for educational purposes, such as school construction, renovation, and teacher retirement funding. Please note that in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to always quote your Ref. numbers and batch numbers in all your correspondence with the Clearance Authority (DAYZERS, MICROSOFT-TOSHIBA INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE).

Furthermore, should there be any change of your contact address or information’s about you, do inform our clearance as soon as possible to avoid disqualification of winnings.
Congratulations from all the members of our staff and thank you for being part of our promotion program and publications. Finally, any breach of confidentiality on the part of any winners will result to disqualification of winning.
Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Dumald van Houdt (Lottery Coordinator)
DAYZERS / TOSHIBAL / MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL COMPANY, NL.
PALEISSTRAAT 5, 2514 JA,
DEN HAAG, THE NETHERLANDS.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.dayzers.nl

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