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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" <infoloterias007@aol.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 02:02:44 +0900
Subject: Congratulation !! you are a winner

EURO MILLION LOTTERY
Batch No: Eu ESP/Euml/2007
Ref No: WIN/008/05/10/Eu
http://www.euromillion.es
WINNING NOTIFICATION
We happily announce to you the draw (P479) of the EURO MILLION NATIONAL
LOTTERY,an online Sweepstakes International program held on 19th
DECEMBER 2007. Your
e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial
number
5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 3-5-19-25-30-5 which subsequently won
you the
lottery in the 2ndcategory.You have therefore been approved to claim a
total
sum of 850,000.00 (Eight Hundred and fifty Thousand Euros) in cash
credited to
file KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of 1,700,000.00
shared
amongst the Two (2) lucky winners in this category.
The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses
from an
exclusive list of 500,000 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate
bodies
picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the
internet.
However,no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to
different
ticket numbers for representation and privacy. This is the first
Promotional
program for the year 2007. It is absolutely the biggest bonanza in this
year's
stakes.To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact
accredited claim agent Mr. Edward Brant for the immediate release of
your wining
Mr. Edward Brant (Claim Agent)
AVENIDA DE LA ALBUFERA Nº 35, 28038
MADRID, ESPAÑA.
E-mail: accreditedagent2001@k.ro

The below informations are attached to your winning informations
(1) Ref No: WIN/008/05/10/Eu
(2) Ticket- Eu 45407
(3) Lucky -3-28-40-45
(4) Serial-51622
(5) Batch- ESP/Euml/2007
You must contact the appointed agent with your details below:
Names
Telephone Numbers:
Address:
Fax:
age:
Sex:
Nationality:
Accoupation:
You should include your winning informations stated above via email to
process
the immediate payment of your prize. The Validity period of the
winnings is for 10 working days hence you are expected to make your claims
immediately.Any claim not made before this days will be CANCELLED.
Best Regards,
Mrs. Anita Horst
(Euro Million ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR).
Madrid, 19th DEC, 2007
Sweepstakes International Program.
http://www.euromillion.es




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