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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:

Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 13:37:02 +0100

Peugeot Auto-mobiles headquarters, 19 Ul,
Essex, PE9 2YP, London
United Kingdom.

Tel: +447045708544

SEPTEMBER -27th - 2007.


I hereby use this medium to acknowledge the receipt of your claims requirement regarding the winning notification mail you received, informing you of the prize you have won courtesy Peugeot Automobiles United Kingdom, after the verification process was conducted I wish to inform you that the Administrative department and promotions department has just approved your payment of the tune of £100,000.00. (One Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds) a certified hard copy of the cheque of the said sum has been written in your name, Your certificate of winnings and your form b1 (otherwise known as the clearance certificate) and along side the keys and the documents of shipment of your brand new Peugeot car has been compiled in as a consignment and sent to our official security Courier company in your favor.

The security company will be responsible for the remittance of the entire winnings, and your Lottery Winnings documents which is of high importance to you, so I expect you to show great appreciation to Peugeot Automobiles as a great firm haven been in existence for years and has single handedly made this promotion possible in other to promote the use of Peugeot cars in every corner of the world through the means of the internet as a global source of reaching people world wide. incase you still have doubts arising from the angle of how you got selected, note that the selection process was carried out through an electronic email ballot system our aim was to select winners through the internet which will be a much more easier way to select winners all around the universe due to the fact that only you alone have access to your email so have no fear , for you have emerged a winner as far as you are the original proprietor to the email account which you have received the winning notification letter as distrib
uted by Mr.Henry Hills the lottery manger of this great promotion .

In furtherance, to begin the final step of the claims process you are advised to contact the security firm whose details are furnished below and they shall be responsible for onward delivery of your winnings to you and you shall be expected to pay some fees along the line by the security firm for the delivery of your cheque and documents this fees will not be more than nomal shipping charges which we feel will not be a problem to you.

Before your winnings was released to security company a hard cover insurance policy was placed on your winnings by Peugeot Automobiles to avoid any harm or illegal channeling due to this, deduction of any amount of money from your cheque cannot be done from your Won prize. The instructions given inline with the rules and regulation of the British gaming board is that once you get your winning cheque you are expected to deposit it in your personal bank account and there is a certain assurance that the entire Three hundred thousand pounds sterling’s you have won will be accredited into your account in not less that three to four banking days please note.

The (Peugeot car ) you have won, which is the main reason why this event was held will be shipped by Peugeot personal to your current location without any cost and once your car get to your current destination their agent in your locality will invite you to claim the car with the shipment papers and car documents that is presently inside the package you have with the Security company and as soon as you present those documents on getting there the car will be given to you so please make sure you contact the security company and provide them with their request so as to enable them ship your package, as your claims officer I will also be of great assistance to you so incase of any questions feel free to contact me anytime .


27/20 Hamilton St,
Hammersmith Inn, SA65 9HL,
London, United Kingdom.

Tel: +447045708543

Write to them immediately upon receipt of this mail without wasting time. You are to Furnish them with your Full Name,Telephone number and Postal Address , Once again, keep us posted on any development with the Security Company, in relation to your lottery winnings.
Congratulations once again.

Best Regards,
Mr.Larry Conway (claims officer)
Peugeot Automobile Lottery Promotions.
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