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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: Honda Company <winners@alert.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 01:11:26 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE WON A BRAND NEW HONDA FR-V


HONDA COMPANY U. K.
AN AFFILIATE OF HONDA COMPANY.
754 MAIN RD,
BIGGIN HILL,
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +447024075499

AWARD NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the long awaited results of the HONDA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on 1st September 2006. You were entered as dependent clients with Reference Serial Number: K44CBL475 and Batch number: HDC-451-5754-14BL. Your email address attached to the Ticket Number: 01225498775436 that drew the Lucky Winning Number 1 5 6 8 7 4 5 2, which consequently won the Lottery in the 2nd category, in four parts. You have been approved for a payment of £350,000.00 (THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND GREAT BRITAIN POUNCE STERLING.) in cash credited to file Reference Number: HDCA/4155247787001-A, alongside with Brand New Honda FR-V. This is from a total cash prize of Five Million Euros shared among all our International Winners in all categories.

Congratulations!!!
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 personal, till your claims has been processed and your funds remitted to you. This is a part of our security measures to avoid double claiming or unwarranted participants or imposters, taking advantage of the situation. You are to contact your/our-accredited agent for your claim now.

Mr. Williams Morgan
HONDA CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY.
Email: williamsmorganonline@excite.com
Phone contact: (+44) 7031-818-0a23

NOTE: You are not to reply to this mail, all correspondents must be sent to our claims officer (Mr. Williams Morgan) with along side with you reference, Batch and Serial numbers:

Full Legal Name:
Complete Mailing Address:
Country Of Residence:
Sex:
Marital Status:
Age:
Occupation:
Tel:
Fax:
Ticket Number:
Batch Number:
Reference Serial Number:
Annual Income:
Amount Won:

Best Regards

Stephen Keythe
Honda Award Notification Officer
C.E.O HONDA AWARD OFFICE

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