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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: "" <>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 22:06:34 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: REF: OHS/2061986708/01 (Call To Confirm Your Prize)Award

REF: OHS/2061986708/01 (Call To Confirm Your Prize)Award Department
POSTBUS 4412, 78123 HZ VENLO
BATCH: 19/018/IHV /NL

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the
22/02/07 of Feb, 2007.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 0577465846629 with serial number 3732-8 drew lucky
numbers 04-89-12-75-36 which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of Euros 1,000,000.00 (One Millon Euros).

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential
until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you and this is part of our security
protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All
participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 70,000 company and
50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes
place every Two year. We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next 50 million Euros
International lottery.
To file for your claim, please contact our Fiducial Agent:

Reply To this-Email only :(
Tel: 0031-620-912-112

Our fiducial agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon
as you contact him.This promotion was organised by some eminent personalities from all over the world to
promote software companies and it takes place every two years.Please remember that all winning must
be processed not later than 29th of March 2007 or when authentic proof is given for the delay of filing your
winning claim.
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your full names,your country, your private
Telephone and fax number, your reference/batch numbers etc in any correspondences with us or our
designated agent.
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this programand also thank you for being part
of our promotional lottery program.Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

Sincerely Yours,
Mrs. Church Galloway.
Lottery Co-ordinator .

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