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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: mr richard w murphy <mrrichardwmurphy@uk2.net> (may be fake)
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 01:19:06 -0600
Subject: YOUR PRIZE WINNING OF TODAY, 5TH DECEMBER 2006.




FROM THE COORDINATOR, ROYAL HOUSE UK,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
ROYAL HOUSE UK,

Dear winner,

SECOND CATEGORY DRAWS.

Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice the Results of the
second category draws of royal house uk. We are happy to inform you that
you have emerged winner Under the second category draw, this is part
of our Promotional draws. The draws were held on Wed. November 1st, 2006
and results are being officially announced today.

Participants were selected through a computer ballot System drawn
from 35,000 names/email addresses of Individuals and companies from
Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, middle east, and Oceania
as part Of our international promotions program.

You/your Company, attached to ticket number 66-1-452, with serial number
52-27 drew the winning Numbers 2 18 24 25 30 40, (45) and consequently
won in The second category draws. you can fine your winning drws at our web site
http://www.canada.com/findit/lotteries/results.aspx?id=6&rfp=dta

You have therefore been awarded a lump sum payout of £ 2,800,000:00 m gbp
(two million, eight hundred thousand Pounds), which is the winning payout
for second category Winners. This is from the total prize money of
£8,400,000:00 shared between Three (3) winners in the Category b.

Congratulations!!!

Your fund has been deposited with our international funds Transfer agent
Alliance & Leicester Bank plc and has been insured. In your best interest and
also to avoid mix up of numbers And names of any kind, we request
that you keep the entire Details of your award strictly from public
notice until the Process of transferring your claims has been
completed, and Your funds remitted to your account. This is part of
our Security protocol to avoid double claims or unscrupulous Acts by
participants/non-participants of this program, We also wish to bring
to your notice our end of-year 2006 Premium stakes draw where you stand
a chance, winning up To £50m that will be shared amongst 10 winners
worldwide, We hope that with a part of your prize you will participate.

Please contact your claims agent account officer immediately for due Processing and
remittance of your prize money to a Designated bank account of your choice;

Mr Harry A. George
Foreign department manager,
REALITY SECURITY UK,
WARWICKSHIRE CV37 6JF
LONDON UK.
FAX: +-4-4-7-0-9-2-8-8-4-7-6-5
tel: +-4-4-7-0-4-0-1-1-7-5-4-1
E-mail: mrharry_rsuk@myway.com

You are advised to contact your claims agent by email Or fax within
a week of receiving this notice. Failure to do so may warrant immediate
disqualification.

Note: For easy reference and identification, find below your
Reference and international lottery code number, remember To quote
these numbers in every one of your correspondence with your claims agent.

REFERENCE NUMBER: RHUK /05/Q21/07,
INTERNATION LOTTERY CODE NUMBER: RHG/ 004-1/A07.

Congratulations once again from all our staff and Thank you for
being part of our promotions program.

Sincerely,

Mr. Richard R. Murphy Jr
THE COORDINATOR,
ROYAL HOUSE UK.
WORCESTER,HEREFORD & WORCESTER,
WR1 1JT, UNITED KINGDOM.
FAX: +-4-4-8-7-1-2-6-4-8-6-3-7
mrrichardwmurphy@uk2.net


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