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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: Mrs.Tonia
Reply-To: europelottery34@netscape.net
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 02:23:20 +0200
Subject: UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


EURO MILLIONS
AWARD/PROMOTIONAL DEPARTMENT
MADRID.SPAIN.
Tel:914-921-1723
Email:europelottery34@netscape.net
http://www.loteria.com/euro.php


EMAIL-LOTTERY AWARD PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMME

We are pleased to inform you that your EMAIL ADDRESSE has been selected as one of the 10 lucky winners in the email lottery programme conducted by the EURO MILLION on the 30th of december,2005.

The late release of this result was due to difficulties encountered in sorting out mixed up numbers and email addresses. All 10 winning addresses was randomly selected from a batch of 500,000,000 international emails. Your email address emerged alongside with 10 others as a Numeros "5 " winner in this year euro million award Draw.

HOW WAS THE SELECTION DONE?

Most recently the foundation set up the NEW HOPE LOTTERY to give out prizes based on the computer balloting system (THEREFORE YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY A TICKET TO ENTER FOR IT.YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED AS A WINNER). As a Numeros "5 " winner, your lucky email address was selected by the email computer balloting device, where only email addresses are sorted ,from a total number of 500,000,000 international email addresses drawn from all over the globe, only ten winners emerged in this category.

You winning email address has therefore been approved a lump sum payout of €466.812,79(Four hundred and sixty-six thousand ,eight hundred and twelve euro seventy nine cent) in cash credited to file REF.NO: ES/04678/SA . This from a total cash prize of €4,666 127.09 (Four million six hundred and sixty-eight thousand, one hundred and twenty seven euro ,nine cent) shared among the 10 international winners in numeros “5. Below are the particulars attached to your LUCKY WINNING EMAIL .

(i)The file Ref number: ES/04678/SA
(ii)Result winning numbers:8-16-19-43-45-1-4
(iii)Email ticket number:754/22/76

To begin your cliams:
SEND REQUIRED INFORMATION BELOW TO YOUR CLAIM AGENT .
COFIDIS S.A
www.cofidis.es
contact: foriegn operational manager,
Mr.Douglas Wilson
Tel:+34 66-33-42-698,Fax:+34-911-010-689
e-mail:cofidisclaimdpt@yahoo.es
VERIFICATION FORM
1. FULL NAMES: _______________________________
2. ADDRESS: __________________________________
3. SEX: _______________
4. AGE: ________
5. MARITAL STATUS: ___________________
6. OCCUPATION: _______________________
7. E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________
8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: ________________
9. LUCKY MAIN NUMBER: _______________
11.LUCKY STAR NUMBER: _______________
12.TICKET NUMBER: ___________________
13.REF / BATCH NUMBER: ______________
14.AMOUNT WON: ______________________
The above claim agent will assist you in the processing and remittance of your winning prize (funds) to you. Also note that you are to contact and process your winning prize not later than fifteen days, AFTER this date if you do not contact and process your winning prize, all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed.

N.B:Terms and conditions to claim your prize:
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1.Please quote your Reference Numbers ,Your full name and address, Country, Telephone ,mobile ,Fax number and occupation to your Claim Agent.

2.Your winning prize Has been insured to the Original value that no one else can lay hands or what so ever to make claim of your winning prize except you the Beneficiary of this Email address.
For more verification on your lucky winning email prize, you are to visit our online website page ( http://www.loteria.com/euro.php) and indicate the date this email lottery programme draw of the EURO MILLION was held [30th (dia) -12(messes)- 2005(ANOS)] and there you will find your result winning number(8-16-19-43-45-1-4 ).

Once again on behalf of all our staff, CONGRATULATIONS!!!. This promotion program is sponsored by EURO MILLION TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF INTERNET. All information’s have to be kept out of public until your winning prize has been processed and transferred to your designated bank account; this is to avoid double claim and unwarranted abuse of the programme by some participants.

Sincerely,
Mrs.Tonia Alicia.
Promotions Manager
Euro Millions
europelottery34@netscape.net
http://www.loteria.com/euro.php
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Program Warning!!! Fraudulent emails are circulating that appears to be
impersonator using our names and addresses, but are not from the
LOTTERY ONLINE PROGRAM PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO CUSTOMER CARE/COMPLAINTS DEPT.
Note: Participants below 15 years are automatically disqualified. All
e-mail transmission/correspondence are 100% protected by our Secured
Socket Layer (SSL) server.
The NLS is an institution under public law. Therefore, the lottery contract is concluded between the lottery participant and the public law
institution LOTTERY ONLINE PROGRAM
This e-mail transmission contains information that is confidential and may be privileged. It is intended only for the addressee(s) named above.
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