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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: "EURO MILLION PRIZE AWARD DEPT 2007" <interfoundsrem@aim.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:22:01 +0900
Subject: EURO MILLION PRIZE AWARD DEPT 2007.

EURO MILLION PRIZE AWARD DEPT 2007
National Agency España
Mr.Jaime Sanchez
Address: Avda .Del Petroleo 222
Polig Madrid Spain.

(i) Batch. N*: EULO/2907/444/908/07.
(ii)Ref. N*: ESM/WIN/008/05/10/MA
(¡¡¡) lucky numbers 3-19-26-49-50
(¡v) Ref No: FMLES/2006/F


WINNING NOTICE!!!
We happily announce to you the International Email Address draw of
the EURO MILLION LOTTERY held today 9th of November 2007 in Spain
Madrid. your email address have just won you the sum of 950,000.00
Dollars with a Ref. N*: ESM/WIN/008/05/10/MA and Batch. N*:
EULO/2907/444/908/07.To claim your winning prize you are to contact the
appointed agent and provide him with these informations for the
immediate processing of your winnings:

1.Name:
2.Address:
3.Occupation:
4.Age:
5.Sex:
6.Country Of Residence:
7.Telephone Number:
8.Cell:

CONTACTS OF CLAIMS AGENT:
Name: Mr. Jaime Sanchez
Tel: + 346-924-73683
E-mail: chaletsp3@yahoo.es


ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Best regards,
Mrs. Emily Simon
Online Co-coordinator Euro Million Lottery



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