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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: ERIC HALL <erichall_esq0006@yahoo.co.uk>
Reply-To: erichall_esq.0009@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 11:21:07 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: wining e-mail account promotion funding


FROM THE DESK OF AUSTRALIAN MEDICARE,
PROMOTION E-MAIL ACCOUNT FUND.
132 KRIKRI STREET LAGOS, NIGERIA.
DIRECTOR. SANNI MUSA
AGENT. ERIC HALL(ESQ)
TELEPHONE: +2347030952577

We wish to inform you about your wining e-mail account promotion funding this year 2008 of $1,200,000.00 US dollars (One Million Two Hundred thousand US dollars) Some Members of several non-Governmental Organizations has been surviving through our Australian Medicare promotion e-mail account funding. This Australian Medicare promotion funding has been great philanthropy security for support of many activities, humanitarian services and help to helpless-privileged to the faithful humanities. We wish to inform you that the Qualification Claim Documents from our Australian Medicare Hospital will be forward to you as the recipient and it remains confidential till your Australian Medicare promotion funding effect to you. Due date of 21 days receivers notice. The Australian Medicare promotion funding board strategies numbers as follows: 16-13-20-15-10, the computer e-mail account serial number 1356/03,Please fill the vital form below:
First name:
Last name:
Sex:
Date of birth:
Telephone:
Profession:
Nationality:
BANK NAME:
account number:
account name:
bank branch:
swift code:
residential address:
city:
state:

The above informations will be use to access your Australian Medicare promotion funding payment for the services rendered and to facilitate the proper administration of Australian Government health programs and may be used to update enrollment records. I in the person attorney Eric Hall will assist you to complete the reassignment by providing you the necessary legible documents for the Australian Medicare promotion funding to lodge this money into your desired bank account or however you deem want it. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter immediately. Contrast!!

Agent
Eric Hall (ESQ)
Email: erichall_esq.0009@yahoo.co.uk
TELEPHONE: +2347030952577

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