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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: "horay00@terra.es" <horay00@terra.es>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 13:19:12 +0100 (MET)
Subject: NOTIFICATION...................YOU HAVE WON !!!



Dear Winner
We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement today, 5TH of
January, 2007 of winners of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO
PROGRAMME, held on the 30TH of December, 2006.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with
Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:01-14-21-3-35-48, and a
bonus number of 24 which subsequently won you the lottery in the second
category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
£100,983.00 in cash credited to KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total
cash prize of £100,983.00 shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky
winners in this category.

All participants of this online promotion programme were selected
randomly from numerous World Wide Web sites through computer draw
system and extracted from close to 125,000 unions.
Your assigned claims agent will immediately commence the process to
facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him via
electronic mail(email).

PROCEDURES FOR CLAIMS
NON UK RESIDENT WINNERS ARE HOWEVER REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE
FIDUCIARY AGENT ATTACHED TO DRAW ASAP UK LOTTERY{CLAIMS DEPT}
FIDUCIARY AGENT:MRS ANNABEL WILLIAMS
EMAIL:claimsagent_annabel@yahoo.co.uk

VERIFICATION FORM
TO AUTHENTICATE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FROM YOUR WEBMAIL
PROVIDER AND RECORD PURPOSES,WE DO REQUIRE YOU TO SEND
THESE INFORMATION TO US ASAP

FULL NAME...............................................
WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS..................................
FULL ADDRESS:...........................................
SEX:................................
AGE...................................
OCCUPATION.............................
AMOUNT WON...........................
ANNUAL INCOME.......................
TEL.......................MOBILE................
COUNTRY................................


Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.
Thank you for being part of our online promotional lottery program.

Yours Truly,
Sir Steven Smith.
Co-ordinator(Online Promo Programme)





Prueba el Nuevo Correo Terra; Seguro, r&aacute;pido, fiable.





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