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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: "drporto2@terra.es" <drporto2@terra.es>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 12:20:06 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: REF: EG/008045160027.claim number


REF: EG/008045160027.claim number

FROM:THE DESK OF THE ONLINE EUROMILLIONES MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
REF: EG/008045160027.
BATCH: 100000488/EIK

This is to inform you of the release of our 2007 ONLINE EUROMILLIONES in which e-mail addresses are picked randomly by software powered by the Internet. Eighteen email addresses were selected and you are lucky to be amongst them therefore making you one of winners of the sum of $ 815,960 dollars (EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SIXTY DOLLARS) in this category and you are to contact our Financial Controller with the information below for clearance.

LOTTERIA CLAIMING DEPARTMENT
MR JOSE MARTINEZ
Tel: +34 695060029,FAX: +34940466866
Email to: josemartinez1@ozu.es or josemartinez11@wanadoo.es

In respect to claims, you are to forward the following details to josemartinez1@ozu.es for payment approval on you r file for immediate payment:

1. BATCH NUMBER:
2. REFERENCE NUMBER:
3. AMOUNT WON:
4a. FULL NAME :( MR/MRS)
b TEL/FAX NUMBER (Office, Home and Mobile )
5. CITY/COUNTRY:
6. ADDRESS :( HOME AND OFFICE)
7. OCCUPATION/ORGANIZATION:
8. POSITION:
9. DATE OF BIRTH:
10. PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS:
Congratulation once again.


CALL FOR CONFIRMATION: +34 695060029 ATTN: DR. JOSE MARTINEZ EMAIL: josemartinez1@ozu.es

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every of your correspondence with us or your agent, furthermore, should there be any change of address, do notify your claims agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from all members of our staff and thank you for being part of our promotion program.

Sincerely,


DONA RACHEAL MIGUEL





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