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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: Wilfred
Reply-To: rayolaward2007@yahoo.es
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 07:54:20 +0200
Subject: E- MAIL TICKET NUMBER 2996005600546772 YOU ARE A WINNER!!!


INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
CALLE GRANVIA 32N 1C MADRID SPAIN
REF: RSSL/61-ILGI0509/45
BATCH:RSSL/15/096/WRCS
DATE:4/19/2007
Dear winner,


AWARD NOTIFICATION FINAL NOTICE

This is to inform you of the release of the Royal Spainish Sweepstake
Lottery Email Promotional Program held on the 28st March 2007, this
result was initially delayed due to mix up of email addresses, the
results were finally released on the 15April 2007, and your e-mail
attached to.Ticket number: 2996005600546 772 with Serial number:
4888/02,which drew

the Lucky numbers: 41-6-76-13-45-8, which consequently won the lottery
in the Second category of the year 2006. You are therefore approved.
for a lump sum payout of 1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION EUROS ONLY) in cash
accredited to file reference number: KPC/9080333308/03 this is from a
total cash prize of 19,000,000.00 (NINTEEN MILLION EUROS ONLY)
Shared among the nineteen international winners in this category.
Your fund is now deposited in a security company with your prize money
insured in your e-mail.Due to mix up of some email addresses, we ask
that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been
processed and money remitted to your account as this is part of our
security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted abuse of this
program by participants as it has happened in the past. Allparticipants
were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer
drawsystem and extracted from over 100,000 companies,this promotion
takesplace annually.We hope your lucky email address will draw
a bigger cash prize in the next high stake promotion agenda of
30,000,000.00 (THIRTY MILLION EUROS)
**********************************************************
To begin your lottery claim, please contact your claim agent,
AGRO CONSULTANCY AND SECURITIES S.L. MADRID SPAIN
DR.RICHARD ANTONIO
Remittance/foreign operations manager)
Tel:+34-619-693-930
Email:agroyacom@yahoo.es
**********************************************************
For due processing and remittance of your winning prize money to
designated account of your choice. Remember, all prize money must be
claimed.(not later than 29st April 2007 After this date, this fund will
bereturned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed fund.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delay and complication, please
remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in
everycorrespondence

with your agent or us. Furthermore, should there be any change of your
contact email address, do inform your claim agent as soon as possible.
Congratulation once again from all members of our staff and thank you
for being part of our International promotion program. We wish you
continued good fortunes.

Yours Sincerely
Wilfred Alberto (Lottery Director


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