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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: PREMIER DRAWS DEPT <premierdraws30@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 11:38:43 -0200
Subject: {Disarmed} CONGRATULATIONS PRIZE WINNER!YOU HAVE WON THE NEW YEAR/2007 PREMIER DRAWS ( CLAIM YOUR WINNINGS )

Web Bug from http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/i/s.gif

PREMIER LOTTERY UK ONLINE NOTIFICATION DESK.GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED!!
UKONLINE?INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
IS REGISTERED UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT OF ;(Registration Z720633X).

PREMIER LOTTERY UK
12 BRIDGE STREET, STAINES
MIDDLESEX TW18 4TP
LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
                               
 
MEMO FROM: THE PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT PREMIER LOTTERYUK
 
                  <<<{Prize Award Notification}>>>
 
Congratulations!!  We happily announce to you our Category A prize winner, that You have been selected as one of two winners of the PREMIER LOTTERY first draw of the year 2007 computer ballot draws and thus will be a privileged recipient of the grand draw prize of 6,500,000 (Six million five hundred thousand Great Britain Pounds only). Winning File Reference number for your prize is PLUK/2030/0181/08; ticket number 101-OIO-77/A.
 
We in the PREMIER LOTTERY is by this program, launching our model computer balloting lottery draws, developed and designed to satisfy the cravings of the ever growing number of participants in our various lottery programs. With funds accrued exclusively from previous draws, payouts to all Winners are guaranteed and will be transferred in record time.
 
After randomly selecting 15,000 participants from an initial database of 300,000 emails and zoning all participants by their respective continents from across the globe, we produced an extensive list from which you have emerged as one of the winners of the Grand Draw prize.
 
To ensure a smooth collection of your winnings and for security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned!!!
 
The transfer of your prize is to be handled by your Claims Director. You are to contact our agent by email and/or fax within a week of receiving this notice. Please find full contact details below:
 
MRS. Susan EDWARDS
FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
LINK TRUST FINANCE LTD
EMAIL:
claimsdirector100@yahoo.co.uk
TEL: +44 701 115 2991
TEL: +44 703 186 0860
TEL: +44 703 181 7982
 
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, contact Mrs. Susan Edwards with the followings details below:
 
1. Your full names, telephone, sex, contact address, nationality, occupation, date and place of birth
2. Quote your Ticket number in any correspondences with our designated agent.
Also find all other relevant winning lottery information below:

Draw Serial No: 55/849177
Batch No: 01-A223
Zonal Draw No: A1-101
Grand Draw No: 56748
 
Please direct all further correspondences and queries to your respective Category Prize Transfer handlers. Good luck, and Congratulations once again from the PREMIER LOTTERY FAMILY.
                          
Yours Faithfully,
MR. ARET FRANKLIN
(COORDINATOR)
PREMIER LOTTERY UK
12 BRIDGE STREET, STAINES
MIDDLESEX TW18 4TP
LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
             
WARNING!!!..................................................................
This email and its attachments are confidential and intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s). This email and its attachments may also be privileged or protected by legal rules. If you have received this by mistake please let us know by replying immediately and destroying the email and its attachments without reading, copying or forwarding the contents.
 

.....................................................................................................Nomer.com - O e-mail sem a marca do provedor.

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