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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: "elena18espa@terra.es" <elena18espa@terra.es>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 19:09:19 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: EUROMILIONES ESPANA INTL.


EUROMILIONES ESPANA INTL.
Desk of Approval/Game
Gaming Board Department
MADRID, SPAIN.

TICKET NO: ML/56894/180/70.
FILE REF NUMBERS: ZB/451/28798372/MK.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sir/Madam,

We are pleased to inform you that your EMAIL ADDRESSE has been selected as one of the (6) SIX LUCKY STAR PRIZE WINNER in the email lottery programme conducted by the EUROMILIONES lotto International Promotion (ELP) that was held on the 2nd of March 2007. The late release of this result was due to difficulties encountered in sorting out mixed up numbers and email addresses.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket No: ML/56894/180/70. Result winning numbers (14/23-27-30-36). And Lotto code number: ESP21584MAD, Drew Euro 514,292.28 which was 2 category of the draws. You are to receive 514,292.28 Euro (Five hundred and fourteen thousand, two hundred and ninety two euros, twenty eight cents only) in cash credited to FILE REF: ZB/451/28798372/MK.

Please be informed that due to mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask you to keep your winning Information confidential until your fund (514,292.28 Euro) has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhered to in order to avoid the loss of your cash prizes, Prize-winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other participants.

It's important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through a computer balloting system from 950,000,000 individual and companies E-mail addresses, hence, the draws are conducted around the world through our computer balloting system.

The promotion is sponsored and promoted by EUROMILIONES SPANISH LOTTERY. We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our Next draws; the jackpot winning is 20 million Euros. Remember, all Winning must be claimed not later than one week, 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.

Congratulations once again from all members of EUROMILIONES SPANISH LOTTERY. Thank you for being part of our promotional program. For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly contact our processing Department/paying bank with the following information for onward forwarding to the Claim/paying bank:

N.B: Terms and conditions to claiming your prize:
********************************************************
1. Please quote your Reference number in all correspondence with the Claim/paying bank.

2. Indicate your full name and address, Country, Telephone, mobile and fax number and occupation.

3. Your winning prize is not DEDUCTABLE until it has been fully processed, approved and
transferred to your designated account of your choice by the Claim/paying bank.

4. The beneficiary of the winning email would be responsible for the cots of transfer CHARGES (FEES) of your winning prize into your designated account of your choice. To immediately claim your prize, contact the claim/paying bank on the telephone number & email below.

CAJA AHORROS BANCO
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CONTACT PERSON. (MR. JOHN PABLO)
MADRID, SPAIN.
TEL: 0034-691-955-648.
CONTACT E-MAIL: cajaahorrosbanco@aim.com OR infocajabankweb@mixmail.com

And Congratulations once again.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Angel Sanchez Canovas
Promotions Manager.
EUROMILIONES INTL.
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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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