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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: "opentarticipate@terra.es" <opentarticipate@terra.es>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:20:36 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: To claim your ready prize contact Email : eurofinancia_sa@yahoo.es



LA PRIMITIVA SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY COMPANY S.L
C/ VILLAFONTANA 1, N 38-43, MORATALAD.28056.MADRID-ESPA=C3=91A.

FROM:THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
REF: LP/26510460037/02 / BATCH: 2400319LPD

Dear Winner,=20

WINNING NOTIFICATION 2007.

We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our
computer balloting La Primitva Sweepstake held on the 16th of August , 2007=
. This is a millennium scientific computer game in which email addresseswe=
re used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users,th=
erefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it. Your email is attach=
ed to ticket number 004-05117963-198, with
serial number 99375 drew the lucky numbers 06-18 -23-27-41-43,

CONGRATULATIONS !!!

You have been approved for the star prize of Five Hundred and
Twenty Thousand Euros (520,000.00 Euros). From total prize of
(11,440,000.00 Euros) shared among the twenty two international winners in =
this category.

You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you receive yo=
ur lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance to you. This is a=
protective measure to avoid double claiming by people you may tell as we h=
ave had cases like this before,
=20
In other to claim your (520,000.00 Euros) prize winning, this has been depo=
sited in a designated bank. To get this fund contact our
registered claim agent (EURO FINANCIA SECURITIES) for verification and coll=
ection of your winning fund.=20
FULL NAMES:..............
AGE:...............
SEX:...............
ADDRESS:...........
EMAIL:.............
PHONE:.............
OCCUPATION:........
COUNTRY:...........
AMOUNT WON:.........
BATCH NO............
REFERENCE NO:...........
NAME OF NEXT OF KIN:
ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN:=20

Please you are advised to complete the form and send it immediately to your=
claims agent through email to enable them help you process your claim for =
prompt collection of your fund from the designated bank.=20

Contact person: Aragon Carol.(Foreign Services Manager)
Email: eurofinancia_sa@yahoo.es
Tel: + 34-650-677-802.

Note: All prize funds must be claimed before the 16th Oct 2007 after this d=
ate all funds will be returned back to the Lottery Company as unclaimed fun=
d.

Congratulations once again.

Yours Faithfully,
Dr. Magarita Santos.=20
Lottery Coordinator.





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