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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: select@select8.orangehome.co.uk
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 14:50:53 +0100 (CET)
Subject: FROM SELECT AWARD!!! (YOUR PRIZE MONEY)


FROM SELECT AWARD!!! (YOUR PRIZE MONEY)

FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR
PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
SELECT LOTTO/LUCKY DAY LOTTO NL
Ref.No NLD/2300786008/06.
Batch No 10/044/SLN

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you the result of the computer random selection for the SELECT LOTTO/LUCKY DAY LOTTO NL International program held on 4th of December, 2006.Your personal or company email address, attached to ticket number 205-11465886-629, with serial number 3772-99 drew the lucky numbers 7-14-17-23-31-44, and consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.

The email lottery draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 900,000.000 e-mail addresses of individual, companies, and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search ballot system from the Internet. All participants email addresses were extracted/selected through a computer balloting system drawn from 900,000.000 email addresses from all over the world as part of our International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.It was a promotional program from our software department in promoting the benefit of the Internet usage.( NO TICKETS WERE SOLD)

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (Two Million Untied Stated Dollars) $2,000,000:00 in cash credited to file REF NO: NLD/2300786008/06 and Batch No 10/044/SLN, This is from total prize money of (one hundred million Dollars $100,000,000:00) shared among several international lucky winners in this category.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Your funds have now been deposited and insured with our affiliate security firm for transfer into your nominated bank account either by means of wire transfers through any of our correspondent banks or any other means suitable to you. We also advice that you keep your winning information very confidential as our security policy demands to avoid double claims/impersonation and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants.

To begin your claims, you are urgently requested to contact our claims agent (Regional Finance) Amsterdam-Netherlands immediately with your telephone number and fax numbers, and make sure you quote your, REF NO:
NLD/2300786008/06,Batch No: 10/044/SLN your name and contact details in all your correspondence with the finance institute.

....................................................................
Company Name: Regional Financial
Officer in Charge: Mr. Andrea Peter
Tel/Fax: +31-847-404-063
E-mail: regionalfins01@aim.com
.....................................................................

Remember, all winnings must be claim not later than 20th of December 2006. After this date all unclaimed funds will be return to the promotion company.

Indicate your full Name and Address,Country,Telephone and fax number in your reply to your claim agent.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs.Noraly Mattews
(Claims Coordinator)
SELECT LOTTO/LUCKY DAY LOTTO NL


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