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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: "THE ISLAMIC EMAILS LOTTERY." <lslamic_lottery105@yahoo.com> (may be fake)
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:43:10 +0700
Subject: IN THE NAME OF ALMIGHTY ALLAH.MOST GRACIOUS.MOST MERCIFUL.

THE ISLAMIC EMAILS INTERCONTINENTAL LOTTERY.
102 MOHAMMAD AKRAM ROAD,AMMAN -KINGDOM OF JORDAN.
ASIAN CUSTOMER SERVICES CENTER.
115 SUKHUMVIT ROAD BANGKOK-KINGDOM OF THAILAND.
REF NO:FI/550/05ES.
BATCH NO:6677-057366.
NOVERMBER 10,2007
DEAR WINNER,
MAY THE BLESSINGS AND THE PEACE OF ALMIGHTY ALLAH BE UPON YOU.
the lslamic emails lottery happily announce to you the draw of our emails lottery programs held on NOVERMBER 10, 2007 IN ( AMMAN- KINGDOM OF JORDAN).your email address attached to ticket number:56475600545/144 with serial number 5388/0P drawn the lucky numbers:31-6-26-13-35-69.have won you the 3rd ever conducted lslamic emails lottery.you have therefore been approved to claim your prize at the sum of ( US$200.000.DOLLARS)(TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) in cash credited to file:(KPC/9080118308/02/FLC).this is from a total cash prize of (US$TWO MILLION DOLLARS)shared among the ten lucky winners.this is the 3rd lslamic emails lottery and the biggest to be conducted in the lslamic world.please note that your winner number falls within our asian booklet center as indicated in our play coupon.please contact our customer services center for more informations.all the lslamic participants were selected randomly from world wide email sites through the computerized system with the help of (MICROSOFT CORPORATION).the lslamic emails lottery takes place periodically.for security reasons,you are advised to keep your winning lnformations confidential to avoid double claims.this lslamic emails lottery is to encouraged muslims world wide to use lnternet and promotes computer literacy in the lslamic world.
please,fill the lnformations below and contact the customer services center.
(1)FULL NAMES.
(2)AGE.
(3)SEX.
(4)ADDRESS.
(5)COUNTRY.
(6)STATE.
(7)PHONE NUMBER.
(8)FAX -NUMBER.
(9)MARITAL STATUS.
(10)OCCUPATION.
(11)REF:NUMBER.
(12)BATCH:NUMBER.
(13)AMOUNT WON.
(14)CURRENT PHOTO
......................................................................................................................................
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLAIMS PROCESS AND CLEARANCE PROCEDURES MUST BE DULY COMPLETED EARLY TO AVOID IMPERSONATION ARISING TO THE ISSUE OF DOUBLE CLAIMS.PLEASE QUOTE YOUR REFERENCE AND BATCH NUMBERS WHEN CONTACTING THE CUSTOMER SERVICES CENTER.
MALLAM ABDULLAH ALI.
HEAD OF CUSTOMER SERVICES CENTER.
THE ISLAMIC EMAILS INTERCONTINENTAL LOTTERY.
115 SUKHUMVIT ROAD BANGKOK,KINGDOM OF THAILAND.
THE ISLAMIC EMAILS INTERCONTINENTAL LOTTERY IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY THE MICROSOFT CORPORATION,ORGANIZATION OF ISLAMIC COUNTIRES,ARAB LEAGUE,THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF JORDAN,GOVERNMENT OF THE ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT AND ISLAMIC ORGANIZATIONS BASED IN THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE ISLAMIC COUNCIL OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA...



Islam is peace.




.....................................................................................................................................
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE MORE FROM THE MEMBERS AND STAFFS OF THIS PROGRAMS.MAY ALMIGHTY ALLAH BLESSINGS BE UPON ALL MUSLIMS WORLD WIDE.



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