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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: "promotion2010_4@terra.es" <promotion2010_4@terra.es>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 18:07:08 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: YOU HAVE WON SOUTH AFRICA 2010 WORLD CUP






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THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,=20
INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY.=20
2nd Floor SABC=20
Universal Building P.O. Box 91711,=20
Auckland Park, 2006 Henley Road.=20
Johannesburg South Africa.
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Attention Dear Winner: =20







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CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR LOTTERY WINNING:=20





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We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 World cup Bid lot=
tery Award International program held in Zurich, Switzerland. Your e-mail a=
ddress attached to ticket number: B9665 75604546 321 with Serial number 964=
760 drew the winning:06/08/10/19/30/42, Reference number PT418904512, Batch=
number WB44009302, which subsequently won you the lottery award in the cat=
egory (B). Your name has therefore been approved to claim the sum total of =
US$2,000,000.00(Two million United States Dollars) in cash credited to file=
KPC/9030108308/03. This is from a total cash prize of US$40,000,000.00 (Fo=
rty Million United States Dollars) shared amongst the first 20 lucky winner=
s in this category (B) world-wide.=20




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Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery Booklet=
representative office in South Africa as indicated in the play coupon.In v=
iew of this, your US$2,000,000.00 ( Two Million United States Dollars ) wou=
ld be released to you through the assistance of our CLAIM AGENT in South Af=
rica. He will commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds =
as soon as you contact him. Also your claim includes a FREE FLIGHT TICKET T=
O SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE 2010 WORLD CUP and ONE MONTH HOTEL RESERVATION IN ON=
E OF THE FIVE STAR HOTELS IN SOUTH AFRICA .=20



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All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through c=
omputer draw systems and extracted from over 100,000,000 companies and indi=
vidual email addresses. The Lottery Programme took place to promote South A=
frica's 2010 World Cup Award. For security reasons, you are advised to keep=
your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and you=
r money is remitted to you.This is part of our precautionary measures to av=
oid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupul=
ous elements.=20

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Please you are advised to file for your claim immediately through our Clai=
m Agent on the following information:=20


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NAME:MR.Mark Moyo


TELEPHONE NUMBER:+27-733-908-202


EMAIL ADDRESS: mark_moyo@hotmail.com
OFFICE ADDRESS:4TH FLOOR FIDELITY HOUSE BRYANSTON JOHANNESBURG 2030, SOUTH =
AFRICA=20


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immediately you received this message because you stand a risk of loosing t=
he prize if you fail to claim within a month from the day you received this=
notification.=20


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Yours sincerely,=20


=20
MR GOODLOCK JOHNSON.=20

(NATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR)

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BELOW ARE THE RECENT JUBILATING WINNERS ON NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROGRAM=
ME


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Copyright =C2=A9 1994-2007 The National Lottery Inc. =20
All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline
860 8556 2548 9576ZA
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.

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