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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: "lottery lottery" <rose_wood_3za@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 06:37:34 +0000
Subject: CONGRATULATION!!! CONGRATULATION!!! CONGRATULATION!!!

SWEEPSTAKES ONLINE LOTTERY DEPARTMENT.

P O Box 4539.

#24 Lyndhurst Road,


HIGHLAND NORTH,

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.

(Customer Services)

DEAR WINNER:

WINNING NOTIFICATION:
We happily announce to you the draw (#942) of the SWEEPSTAKES ONLINE LOTTERY
DEPARTMENT PROGRAMME held on 15th April ,2007. Your e-mail address attached
to ticket number:56475600545188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky
numbers:4-6-9-12-15-40 with(bonus no.25), which subsequently won you the
lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 6 lucky numbers plus bonus no.25.

Our winners are arranged into three categories with different winning prizes
accordingly in each category. They are arranged in this format below:

CATEGORY NO.OF WINNERS WINNING PRIZES

1st. 6 USD.$850,000.00 each


2nd. 20 USD.$550,000.00 each


3rd. 64 USD.$270,000.00 each

Your email won you the prize in the 2nd category, you have therefore been
approved to claim the total sum of USD$550,000.00 (Five hundred and fifty
thousand, United States Dollars) in cash credited to file. This is from a
total cash prize of USD$35 Million dollars, shared amongst the first Ninety
(90) lucky winners in this categories.

All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World
Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000
unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This
promotion takes place monthly.

Your lucky winning number falls within our Booklet representative office in
South Africa as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your
USD$550,000.00 (Five hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars) will
be released to you by our payment office South Africa.

Our South Africa agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate
the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

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.

To file for your claim, contact your Validation Officer for VALIDATION of
your winning within Ten days of this winning notification. Winnings that are
not validated within eight days of winning notification are termed void and
invalid.

*******************************************************************
Name : Dr. DAVID MOMO.



Email: davidmomo2005za@yahoo.co.uk




Tel.Phone: +27-78- 170- 4427.

Foreign Services Validation Officer,

Sweepstakes Online Lottery Department,
P O Box 4539,
#24 Lyndhurst Road,
Highland North,
Johannesburg, South Africa.

********************************************************************
Please you are adviced to complete the form and send it immediately to our
Validation Officer Dr. DAVID MOMO. through email for prompt collection of
your fund

1) YOUR FULL NAME..........................................

2) RESIDENTIAL POSTAL ADDRESS......................

3) YOUR TEL AND FAX NUMBER..........................

4) DIRECT EMAIL ADDRESS.................................

5) DATE OF BIRTH.............................................

6) NAME OF COMPANY.NON................................

7) POST IN YOUR COMPANY...............................

8) TICKET NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER..............

9) WINNING NUMBER AND BONUS NUMBER...........

10) YOUR BANK NAME.......................................

11)YOUR BANK ADDRESS...................................

12)ACCOUNT HOLDERS NAME............................

13)ACCOUNT NUMBER.......................................



Endeavour to email him your full names, winning numbers, email address,
telephone and fax numbers immediately to enable him validate your winning.

Congratulations from me and members of staff of SWEEPSTAKES ONLINE LOTTERY
DEPARTMENT.

Yours faithfully,

Rose Wood (Mrs)
Online coordinator,

For: SWEEPSTAKES ONLINE LOTTERY DEPARTMENT.

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