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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: "adrain von" <vonadrain20@mailbox.hu>
Reply-To: claimdpt2@aim.com
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 07:30:12 -0500
Subject: MEGA PRIME STAATSLOTERIJ PROMOTIONS.


MEGA PRIME STAATSLOTERIJ PROMOTIONS.


In line with the weekly sweepstakes of the above named organization held on
May, 2008.It is our pleasure to inform you that your e-mail address attached
to the above Ref No.Netherland/9420X2/70,Batch No.074/05/ZY345,Serial
No:5368/06,and Award No.02,03,13,16,18,20,23. TicketNos:56475612545 came up
in the first category has won the prize Sum of: 2,000,000.00 (Two Million
Euro) Do contact the details below:


Contact Person: Martin Verdonk
Email:claimdpt2@aim.com <Email%3Aclaimdpt2@aim.com>
Phone:+31-625-523-048
Fax: +31-84-733-1318
Fax: +31-84-735-5099


You are advised to provide him with the following information:


Your Names:
Phone number:
Fax number:
Nationality:
Occupation:
Email Address:




Yours Sincerely,


Vjertis Von Adrian (Ms)

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