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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: GLOBAL OMEGA LOTTERY <glo_ome73@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:14:36 +0200
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF YOUR LOTTERY WINNING



FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY

YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE

COMPUTER PROMOTIONAL DRAW

THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE PROMOTION MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT

FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY DRAW

YOU HAVE WON ON THE COMPUTER BALLOT,

THE SUM OF US$ 750,000,00

PLEASE CONTACT

MR. TREVOR VUSI

YOUR CLAIM AGENT.

FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT

ON PHONE NO. + 27 83-493 7619, OR E_MAIL


globalomegaagent@webmail.co.za
globalomegaagent@aim.com



(GLOBAL MEGA LOTTERY)

PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION


We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made on 26-6-2007, of winners of the FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, as part of our promotional draws.

Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.

Note that your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 100-309-7482, with serial number 513-10 drew the lucky numbers 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 and Bonus number 12 and consequently YOU HAVE won in the Second Category.

Your winning Ticket is Number. 343-221-8756 Your Serial Number. 454-17 Your lucky draw Numbers are. 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 Bonus Number 12 Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/453L/GMSA

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$750,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$26,650,000.00 shared among the Seven international winners in the Second category. CONGRATULATIONS!

Please be informed that your CHEQUE of the sum of US$750,000.00 is now with Omega Crossing Finance and Security Company insured with your email address which won you this prize, therefore you should contact (OMEGA CROSSING SA) your agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your CHEQUE under your full names.

Please note that OMEGA CROSSING your paying agent, will invite you to their office in Johannesburg South Africa for your immediate payment, you have to hurry up and contact them immediately.
To begin your claim, please call your claim agent immediately, and also to send an urgent message to Mr. Trevor Vusi through Phone or Email address

MR. TREVOR VUSI FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER, OMEGA CROSSING SA. # 25 RICHARDS RYLAAN, AUCKLAND PARK,0083 P.O. Box 524, AUCKLANDPARK JOHANNESBURG 2001 SOUTH AFRICA TEL:27-83-493 7619
EMAIL:





globalomegaagent@webmail.co.za
or globalomegaagent@ aim.com

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers and other information provided above and below in every one of your correspondences with your claims agent.

REFERENCE NUMBER: GML-S343-KKT-8811
BATCH NUMBER: 56T-DTH78-SAR99


FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO PROGRAM IS A BONUS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE 2010 SOCCER WORLD

Congratulations'' once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.

Sincerely,
MR. MERVIN NKUMATHE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY. 2nd Floor SABC Radio Park Building P.O. Box 91711, Auckland Park, 2006 Henley Road. Johannesburg, South Africa.

FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY SA
GOES INTERNATIONAL
AS THE 2010
WORLD CUP
WILL BE HOSTED BY
SOUTH AFRICA

THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSURED BY: SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTO AUTHORITY. AND SUPPORTED BY: (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) FIFA SUPPORT
_________________________________________________________________
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