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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.Greg Spencer" <claimsegent2@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 13:51:27 +0100
Subject: YOU HAVE JUST WON THE D.F.N .LOTTERY,(contact Mr Greg Spencer)

Dreamfield National Lottery
124B Arcadian Mall, Woodgreen
London, UK
Tel: +44-703-181-8322
+44-702-403-5303
FROM: THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
REF: EALP/66-CAW662005

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to announce you as one of the 6 lucky winners
in the
DREAMFIELD NATIONAL LOTTERY draw held on 22TH OF MARCH 2007.
All 6
winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of
40,000
international emails. Your email address emerged alongside 5
others as
a 3rdcategory winner in this month's draw.

Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total
pay out of
?1,500,000 Pounds( one million five hundred thousand pounds)
only.
Thefollowing particulars are attached to your lottery
payment order:
(i) Winning numbers: 30, 14, 29, 21, 48, 11
(ii) Email ticket number: 163-0-3251
(iii) Lotto batch number: 328-3GD
(iv) File Ref. number: EALP/66-CAW662005

Please contact the underlisted claims officer as soon as
possible for
the immediate release of your winnings:

Mr.Greg Spencer
FOREIGN DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR,
DREAMFIELD NATIONAL LOTTERY.
Tel: +44-703-181-8322
+44-702-403-5303
Email:claimsegent2@yahoo.co.uk

For as speedy processing of your claims, please include the
following
information in your mail to your claims officer, the
enclosed form
therein been the claims application form:

PAYMENT AND RELEASE ORDER FORM
THIS FORM SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BENEFICIARY OF THE
STATED FUND,
FOR VERIFICATION BEFORE TRANSFER.
BENEFICIARY FIRST
NAME...........................................
BENEFICIARYLAST NAME........................................
RESIDENTIALADDRESS.....................................
TEL.NUMBER./FAX NO....................................
EMAILADDRESS.........................................
NEXT OF KIN NAME AND ADDRESS........................ ..
AMOUNT WON.............
OCCUPATION..............................................

Once again on behalf of all our staff, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Sincerely,
Mr John Smith.
LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS.
PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, UK.
124B Arcadian Mall, Woodgreen
London, UK

N.B:
1.All claims are nullified after 20 working days from today.
2.Your Ref number must be in all your mails with the claims
officer.
3.Do inform the claims officer of any change of names or
addresses.
4.Please do not reply to this email. Contact your claims
agent.
_______________________________________________________________________
The INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, UK. is
proudly
sponsored by financial Corp's,the dreamfield lottery group
and a
conglomeration of other international IT companies. and is
organized to
encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide.
We are proud
to say
that over 200 Million Pounds are won annually in more than
150
countries worldwide.



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