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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: office38@interfree.it
Reply-To: globalagentmideast@yahoo.co.uk
Date: 14 Nov 2007 13:22:31 -0000
Subject: CONGRTULATIONS! YOU ARE A LUCKY WINNER IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES LOTTERY


THE WORLDWIDE/ASIA/UNITED-ARAB-EMIRATES LOTTERY.
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE UAE, OFFICE S.509
AL FERDOUS TOWER, SALAM STREET
P.O.BOX 6804 ABU DHABI
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Phone: +971-50-3554894
Fax: +971 2 6724 005
Telex: 2411 ERITKU EM

FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
REF: UWML /971-005/22
BATCH: 14/0017/IPD

To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent; MR. ALI HANS ,Global Agents(Middle East)Limited .MAIL: globalagentmideast@yahoo.co.uk

RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION;FINAL NOTICE

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today,1th of Nov winners of the WORLDWIDE/ASIA/UNITED-ARAD-EMIRATES LOTTERY /INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS held on 14th of Nov 2007.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 025-1146-1992-750, with serial number 2113-22 drew the lucky numbers 14-15-32-37-05-87, and consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1.000,000.00 credited to file REF NO.UWML /971-005/22.

This is from total prize of US$20,400,000.00 shared among the seventeen international winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn form 15 million names from Middle-east, America, Europe and Worldwide and Africa as part of International Promotions Program,which is conducted annually.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your fund is now deposited with a company insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you.


This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope with a part of you prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes US$1.3 billion International Lottery.

To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent;MR. ALI HANS Agents(Middle East)Limited Promotions Security Services. Leasing Agents & Sole Representative.PORTSMOUTH PO1 1AF UK.MAIL:globalagentmideast@yahoo.co.uk

International Lottery (co-ordinator) due processing and remittance of your prize .Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 31th of nov 2007. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with your agent.

Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.

Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified

Mrs. Maryam Mohamed Abdel
International Lottery (co-ordinator)
WORLDWIDE/ASIA/UNITED-ARAB-EMIRATES LOTTERY

N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification.

SORRY FOR THE LATE INFORMATION THANKS
REMEMBER GIVE TO THE LESSPRIVELEDGED



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