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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: EL_GORDO LOTTERY DE LA PRIMITIVA <elgordolotes@aim.com>
Reply-To: allianzinfoes@aim.com
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 14:14:34 +0100
Subject: CLAIM YOUR EMAIL WINNING PRIZE ( 2007 LUCKY WINNER)


EL-GORDO LOTTERY DE LA PRIMITIVA
C/ ZAMORA 1A 28924
MADRID ESPAÑA.
DATE: DECEMBER 18th 2007.
BATCH: EGGS-011-060-222
REFERENCE:89/00/PPF

AWARD NOTIFICATION.

This is to inform you on the release of the EL-GORDO LOTTERY DE LA PRIMITIVA held on the 8TH OF DECEMBER 2007 . The result was released on the 9TH OF DECEMBER 2007.This is the most popular draw on the Spanish lottery calendar. It is held every Year and is affectionately the biggest ,Your E-mail address won you 5 million euros with winning ticket details,TICKET NUMBER : 009-778-07ES , BATCH: EGGS-011-060-222 and REFERENCE:89/00/PPF .
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies and we utilise state of the art Electronic Data Processing (EDP) to ensure accuracy of all transactions, ticket purchases and win payments.
You are to contact your claims agent Mr John Roi and he shall guide you perfectly in claiming your prize and You shall receive the full amount of the prize money you won.
CONTACT OF YOUR CLAIMS AGENT BELOW:
DR JOHN ROI
allianzinfoes@aim.com
TEL: +34-630-763-355
ALLIANZ SEGUROS
When contacting Mr John Roi kindly present your information of identity for documentation in your winning file and for recognition of whom to claim award, either your country passport or any other valid identity is required. along with your BATCH: EGGS-011-060-222 and REFERENCE:89/00/PPF as stated below .
Remember, all winnings must be processed not later than one month from the day you receive this notification. you are to quote your reference and batch numbers BATCH: EGGS-011-060-222 and REFERENCE:89/00/PPF in every of your response to your claim agent. Further more, should there be any change of address, inform your claim agent as soon as possible while a copy of your lucky winning ticket and all other information will be sent to you by your claim agent when your award has been processed and ready for transfer , Your claims agent is DR John Roi. YOU ARE TO CONTACT YOUR SECURITY COMPANY WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
BATCH AND REFERENCE NUMBER:
WINNING EMAIL ADDRESS:
YOUR NAME:
YOUR ADDRESS:
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
COUNTRY:
A SCAN COPY OF IDENTITY :
Once again from all members of our staff CONGRATULATIONS for being a part of our International promotions program. NOTE:winners below eighteen years ( -18yrs ) are disqualified from this program.
All the testimonials used in our advertising are genuine and we only publish comments and photographs with the express written permission of the winners.


We wish you good fortunes.
Sincerely,
MRS EVA RAMONI

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