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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: south african lottery <lottyafrica951@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 10:26:42 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR WINNING:




From : Lotto Manager . South African
2010 World cup lottery online 2006

Lottery Headquarters: 210-211 Universal Building

Parkhaust, Balfour Unit 1440
Johannesburg, South Africa

Batch: ( 18/006/1094/LIPDA/SL.)

REF : (GFA/MMS/HWEAS/SA)




CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR WINNING:

We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 World cup Bid lottery Award International programs held in Zurich, Switzerland. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: (7017-4162-1018) with ! Serial number (MH4710019)Drew the winning NO: (80, 35, 11, 72, 90, 41 and Bonus number and Insurance number (KISCS433/2010SNLP/2005) which subsequently on you the lottery award in the 2nd category.

Your name have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2,100,000.00 (Two million, One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file Number (KPC/9030108308/03). This is from a total cash prize of US ($200,000,000.00)shared among the first 200 Hundred and lucky winners in this category world-wide. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery booklet representative office in South Africa as indicate in the play coupon.



In view of this, your U.S ($2,100,000.00 (Two Million, One Hundred United States Dollars) would be released to you by the bank immediately he commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact us.



All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web-site through computer draw system and extracted from over (100,000,00) companies and individual emails address. The lottery programe took place to promote south africa (2010 world cup award).

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements (Please be warned) .



To file for your claim, please contact the Zonal Co ordinator immediately for verifications of your winning, for quick and urgent release of your fund, his conatct information is as follow.!!!



Name: Mr. Abraham Adams

E-mail : profabrams240@yahoo.co.uk
Mobile:27-73-307-2272

Please be informed that all winning Prize must be claimed on or before 30 days of this notification. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference /batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program that has succesfully won this competition.


Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.



signed: President Nelson Mandela (chairman)

Molefi OLIPHANT (President)

Chief Operations Officer

Albert MOKOENA

Chief Executive Officer

Danny JORDAAN.


N.B/email the Zonal co ordinator for urgent verification of your cliam, The name is Mr Abraham Adams





Thank you for your co-operation


JOYCE HENZ (MRS)
(P R O)


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