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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: euro infomillons <>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 10:49:06 +0200 (CEST)

TEL: 0034-680-658-644
FAX: 0034-911-817-332

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ATTN: Wilburn;

We acknowledge the receipt of your mail and write to inform you that we don’t run a SCAM business organization, as our organization is well known and reputable with good standard. We would not spoil our good name for 998euros, we are aware of the internet fraud going on lately, and we have sent all REPORTS to the special forces(Interpol) to work and get rid of this HUNDLUMS. Please be informed and assured that inline with our principles of efficiency, transparency and satisfaction, we will handle all verification with the highest level of professionalism and discretion to ensure you receives your winning prize within the shortest possible time, if you follow our instructions carefully.

For you to be sure that you are dealing with the right organization, we sent to you our online database system where you can check and verify your winning information’s, and there you will find the date this promotional programme was held (08/06/2007), your result winning number (1-15-17-25-45-2-8) and prize sum of €1.298.404, 07. Which FRAUDSTERS cannot send that you.

Once more we explain to you again that you received a winning notification based on a computer balloting sample carried out on internet user, this gives email-user opportunities of winning prize BASED ON email addresses randomly selected by a computer balloting device system and your email was luckily picked and you were contacted to process and claim your prize.

You are asked to pay the sum of 998 to get the VETT/ APPROVAL documents on your NAMES, because your winning prize is still attached to your winning email and also your winning prize cannot be deducted due to it be HIGHLY INSURED TO ITS REAL VALUE OF €1.298.404, 07 BEFORE YOU WON THE PRIZE AND THIS MAKE YOUR WINNING PRIZE IMPOSSIBLE TO BE DEDUCTED UNTIL YOUR PRIZE MONEY HAS BEEN FULLY PROCESSED AND TRANSFERED TO YOU. This is in accordance with the financial commission regulations on payment of international/foreign lottery to protect and avoid misappropriation of funds.

For the processing of your winning prize to commence and be transferred, the payment processing form sent to you needs to be filled out and sent back to this office via scanned email attachment or by fax with a copy of your identity (international passport/drivers license with your VETT/APPROVAL charges of €998 which should be paid via WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER SERVICE OR MONEYGRAM TRANSFER SERVICE which is faster, easier and reliable in favour of our Broker/Accountant officer information’s and address Below:

POST CODE: 45600

You are requested to pay the sum of €998 for the HIGH COURT to process, approve and get the VETT/APPROVAL DOCUMENT on your NAMES in order for the transfer department to to issue out a certified cheque on your name or make transfer to your nominated bank account. This is because your winning prize has not been officially approved in your NAMES; your winning prize has only been approved to your winning email address.

Without the VETT/APPROVAL DOCUMENT DOCUMENTS your prize cannot be transferred to you and also a prize winning certificate cannot be issued on your name as well. This is because the corresponding banks that will issue you a cheques your needs this documents i.e. (VETT/APPROVAL DOCUMENT DOCUMENTS ON YOUR NAME AND NOT ON YOUR WINNING EMAIL).

As soon as this requirements listed above is been sent down to this office, immediately your winning prize would be sent down to you via courier (CHEQUE) or transferred via bank transfer.

Failure to comply with all the requirements, terms and conditions, will automatically disqualify you from getting the prize and your winning prize will be returned back as unclaimed funds. ALSO YOU CAN CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS OFFICER MR VINCENTE SANCHEZ ON TEL: 0034-680-658-644.

Once again congratulations!!!

By Management of Euro Millones S.L
This message may contain privileged and confidential information and is intended only for the use of the specific individual(s) to whom it is addressed. If you are not an intended recipient of this message, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized use, dissemination or copying of this message or the information contained in it or attached to it is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please delete it and immediately notify us.

NOTE: When you get to WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER / MONEY GRAM TRANSFER OFFICE. Tell them you want to use this service to send money to Spain, and immediately you would be issued a payment form to fill, which indicates the senders name and addressee (which are yours). And also the receivers name, which is our accountant officer information's. You would be paying the sum of €998 (euros) which would be paid out here in euros within 10-15mins. Please do make sure a prove of the payment slip is given to you with money digit transfer control number (MTCN), which you would be sending down to us via fax alongside with the processing form and a valid prove of your identity. If you have any problems at the western union / money gram point, do call your claims agent on 0034-680-658-644


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