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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: "andrewpt@terra.es" <andrewpt@terra.es>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:14:39 +0100 (MET)
Subject: CONTACT VINCENTE SANCHEZ



CONTACT VINCENTE SANCHEZ
EUROMILLIONS INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY=20
The Lottery Company
Ref N=C2=BA: EFF 28/10/80/EES=20
N=C2=BA:ET2/75/69/LLP


RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you that youremail adress has been selected as one=
of the 12 winning emails in the EURO MILLIONS lottery programme conducted =
on the 8TH of JUNE 2007. The Late result notification was due to difficulti=
es encountered in sorting out mixed up numbers & email.

Your email address has been approved a lump sum payout of =E2=82=AC1,298,40=
4.07 (ONE MILLION, TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-EIGHT THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED AND =
FOUR EURO, SEVEN CENTS) from our 2007 END OF YEAR INTERNET AND CHARITY BONA=
NZA. We use this meduim to compensate those who had loosed in the lottery g=
ames and also to encourage the use of ONLINE LOTTERY GAMES, INTERNET SURFIN=
G AND BUSINESS PURSUITS.

The winning ticket was selected from a Data Base of 50,000,000 Internet Ema=
il Users, from which your lucky email Address came out as one of the 12th l=
ucky winning email address attached to REF N=C2=BA: EFF 28/10/80/EES..

You are to contact and process your winning prize not later than 1 week, af=
ter this date if you do not contact and process your winning prize, all fun=
ds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed. =
You are therefore requested to contact immediately your claims officer belo=
w via telephone & email quoting your, winning N=C2=BA : 1/17 /24 /26 /30 /4=
9 /14, Ref N=C2=BA: EFF 28/10/80/EES , Ticket N=C2=BA:ET2/75/69/LLP

Contact: MR Vincente Sanchez
TEL: 0034-680-658-644
EMAIL: infoclient@mixmail.com
infoclienteuros@gmail.com
infoclienteuros@mrlottery.com
=20
Provide the following information needed to process your winning claim.=20
(a) Your full Name and Address.=20
(b) Your Telephone and fax numbers, with reference number=20
(c) You tax I.D.Number (if any).=20
(d) Your country of origin=20

Congratulations once again!!
=20
Note: Your winningPrize is not deductable until your winnings has been proc=
essed, approved and transferred to you by your claim agent above. Also you =
the beneficiary of the winning email would be responsible for the LEGALIZAT=
ION/APPROVAL DOCUMENT (FEES) of your lucky WINNING EMAIL ADDRESSE CHANGED t=
o your FULL NAMES.

Regards,=20
Paco Alfredo Gomez
Promotion Department..=20
-------------------------------------------------
This e-mail transmission contains information that is confidential and may =
be privileged. It is intended only for the addressee(s) named above.
--------------------------------------------------


Copyright =C3=82=
=C2=A92004-2007 EUROMILLIONS ESPA=C3=91A INTL

=20





Ahora tambi&eacute;n puedes acceder a tu correo Terra desde el m&oacute;vil=
.

Inf&oacute;rmate pinchando aqu&iacute;.






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