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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: mail links <maillinks3@web.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 16:28:52 +0200
Subject: Your Email Addres Has Won Award





CONGRATULATION WINNER !!!
Award Prize Dept
Madrid Spain


Dear Beneficiary

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We are please to anno unce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the Euro =
Milliones Lottery International Email Address draw on the 28th of July 200=
7, due to the mixture of names and address the result was released on the =
17th August 2007.


All 10 winning addresses w ere ran domly selected from a batch of 50,000,0=
00 international email addresses. Your email address emerged a longside 9 =
others as a c ategory 2 winner in the Euro Milliones Lottery Draw.Conseque=
ntly, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of US$787,000:0=
0 (Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven Thousand United States Dollars Only). Th=
e following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:

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(1) Ba t ch No: EULO/2907/ES/783=20
(2) Ticket No: WRNM/SMI/5990=20
(3) Lucky No: 07-13-31.54-8921=20
(4) Serial No: MUOTI/82536=20
(5) Ref No: EMJK/WS/MD/2911

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The Euro Milliones Lottery Program internet draw is held once in a year an=
d is so organiz ed to encourage the use of the internet and computers worl=
dwide. We are proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won annually in=
more than 150 countries worldwide.


To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon=
as possible for the immedi ate release of your winnings:

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NAME DR ALONZO PERREZ=20
A.P CLAIMING AGENCY S.L.
TEL : +34 697 333 26 7
EMAIL: perrezagency@aim.com [http://us.f511.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose=3FTo=3Dp=
errezagency@aim.com]
EMAIL: perrezagency@yahoo.es [http://us.f511.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose=3FTo=3D=
perrezagency@yahoo.es]

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then you will be informed b y your ag ent on how your Ca shier's Check for=
the sum which has already been deposited with your email conta ct.We use =
this opportunity to thank all our Sponsors/Contributo rs of th i s program=
:He ineken,Sony,master card,Vodafone,play station,FordFor payment, please =
do provide with the following informations And send to our Agent via


VERIFICATION FORM


NAME:........... .......... .......................................
AGE:............................................... .............
SEX:.............................................................
ADDRESS: ...................... ..................................
WINNING EMAIL ADDRESS:.................................
TEL.:... .........................................................
OCCUPATI ON:.......................................... ............
COUNTRY :.......... ...............................................

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Please you are advised to complete the form and forward to your a gent for=
prompt collec tion. You are automatically disqualified if you a re below =
18 years of age.This E-mail message (including attachments, if any) is int=
ended for the u se of the indivi dual or entity to which it is addressed a=
nd may contain Information that is privileged, proprietary,confidential a=
nd exempted from disclosure.


Sincerely Yours,=20

Mrs Betty Rice=20
PROMOTION CORDINATO R



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