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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: "Roberto Luis" <guaranteetrust_agent02@rediffmail.com>
Date: 27 Feb 2007 15:38:09 -0000
Subject: ATTN: Gerrell Schroelich {URGENT RESONSE NEEDED}


Dear Winner,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It has been noticed that you did not reply our previous mail that has our CLAIM FORM attached. I like to notify you that your Claims Expiry Date is close and failure to fill the form will make us forfeit your winnings and use it for subsequent draws. You are adviced to reply ASAP.
Note: The CLAIM FORM has been pasted below for easy access. fill accordingly and get back to us ASAP.Regards,Roberto Luis.
LOTERIAS COMPANY.
GUARANTEE TRUST AGENCY.
MARIO CABRE SIN NUMEROMARIO CABRE SIN NUMERO
MADRID BRANCH, SPAIN MADRID BRANCH, SPAIN
Tel: +34636287740.
Fax: +34911849835. Tel: +34636287740.
Fax: +34911849835.
Nº. ND/19734231
LOTERIAS COMPANY.
GUARANTEE TRUST AGENCY.
MARIO CABRE SIN NUMEROMARIO CABRE SIN NUMERO
MADRID BRANCH, SPAIN MADRID BRANCH, SPAIN
Tel: +34636287740.
Fax: +34911849835. Tel: +34636287740.
Fax: +34911849835.
Nº. ND/19734231
GUARANTEE TRUST AGENCY.
MARIO CABRE SIN NUMEROMARIO CABRE SIN NUMERO
MADRID BRANCH, SPAIN MADRID BRANCH, SPAIN
Tel: +34636287740.
Fax: +34911849835. Tel: +34636287740.
Fax: +34911849835.
Nº. ND/19734231Nº. ND/19734231
CLAIMS/PROCESSING APPLICATION FORM
Your application for the claim of lottery winning prize will be duly processed, and payment be made upon certification. Hence, carefully fill in the appropriate informations in the space provided below to facilitate our immediate commencement of your claim/processing and remittance.
CLAIMS/PROCESSING APPLICATION FORM
Your application for the claim of lottery winning prize will be duly processed, and payment be made upon certification. Hence, carefully fill in the appropriate informations in the space provided below to facilitate our immediate commencement of your claim/processing and remittance.

Your application for the claim of lottery winning prize will be duly processed, and payment be made upon certification. Hence, carefully fill in the appropriate informations in the space provided below to facilitate our immediate commencement of your claim/processing and remittance.

Full Name of Beneficiary: .......................................……………………..…….…...
Address: .............................................…………………………...……….......…….
City/.Country: .................................…….…………..
Occupation: .................................................
Nationality: ................................
Date Of. Birth.............….…………….
Sex: .................
I.D/ PassportNo.:.........................……………..
Tel:........................ Fax: ...................... (If Any). Mobile Phone: ....………….…..
Next of Kin: ................................................
Winning Email Address: .................................................................

AMOUNT WON: ......................................................................…………...
Lottery Ref No: .................................. Batch No: .................................………
Ticket No.:...............................……...
Claim Expiration Date: .................................……...

CLAIMANT\'S SIGNATURE: ---------------------------------------: ---------------------------------------
DATE: ----------------------------: ......................................................................…………...
Lottery Ref No: .................................. Batch No: .................................………
Ticket No.:...............................……...
Claim Expiration Date: .................................……...

CLAIMANT\'S SIGNATURE: ---------------------------------------: ---------------------------------------
DATE: ----------------------------


OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Verified by: -------------------------------------------
Confirmed by: ---------------------------------------------
AGENT’S SIGNATURE: -----------------------------------------------







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