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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: ukonlinelottery@microcamp.com.br
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 19:37:28 -0200
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION


UK Online Lottery Result Headquarters: 10th S4 Route 559 Earthpink Towers Inc.
Manchester D40/S, United Kingdom. TICKET NUMBER: 2752246896 SERIAL NUMBER:
652-662 BATCH NUMBER : AT-040SB06-03



AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION We are pleased to inform you of the release of the
long awaited results of the UK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held
on the 14th March 2006 at UK Lotto Headquarters Manchester, UK.Your email
address was selected randomly from official worldwide company's/internet data
web through online email addresses search engine with the aid of Google
prominent search.Been entered as dependent clients email address with;
Reference Serial Number: 652-662 and Batch number AT-040SB06-03.



Your email address attached to the ticket number: 2752246896 that drew the
lucky winning number 2, which consequently won the online sweepstake in the
second category, in four parts. You have therefore been approved for a
payment of US$500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash
credited to file reference number: IPL/4249859609/WP1.This is from a total
cash prize of US$ 5 Million dollars, shared among the first Ten (10) lucky
winners in this 2nd category..



Congratulations! once more as all participants were selected through a
computer ballot system drawn from 50,000 (Fifty thousand) names of email
users around the world, as part of our international promotion program. Due
to mixed up of some names and addresses, we ask that you keep this award
confidential, till your claims has been processed and your funds remitted to
you.Your contact



fudiciary agent is below: Name:Mr micheal gulithE-mail:
mrmichealgulith_judiciary@yahoo.com



UK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY. YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER
IS W-91237-H67/B4 (keep personal).



You are required to forward the following details to help facilitate the
processing of your claims and certificate which will facilitate the release
of your winnings.



1. Full Names: 2. Date of Birth: 3. Marital Status: 4. Sex: 5. Residential
Address: 6. Occupation 7. Phone Number: 8. Nationality: 9. Present Country:



You are adviced to forward these informations to your fudiciary agent as soon
as possible to enable her file out a claim for your prize winning package.
Once again, Congratulations.



Yours Sincerely, MR DAVE MILLER. Director/LRO UK Online International Lottery
Co-ordinator
_________________________________________________________
Microcamp

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