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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: "Volkwagen Office" <volkswagen3.9@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 20:32:52 +0100
Subject: Congratulation!!! You Have won.


*Welcome to Volkswagen International
*GROUP PROMOTION
PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT, Volkswagen
14 28 TAN FIELD ROAD, PE9 2YP,UK
LONDON
Our Ref: UN-0XX2/987/2008


Attention:
* !!!CONFIRMATION ON YOUR STAR PRIZE´S!!!

*
**
**The Board of Directors, members of staff and the International Awareness
Promotion Department of the Volkswagen International Company wishes to
congratulate you on your success as the STAR PRIZE WINNER in this years'
Volkswagen International Awareness Promotion (I A P) held in may 14th July,
2008.*
*
It is a promotional program aimed at promoting Volkswagen NEW AUTO CAR
SERIES to the world market. While participants were selected through random
selection in our Computerized Email Selection System (C.E.S.S.) from a
database of over 5,000,000 names/email addresses of individual and companies
from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New
Zealand.

Your email address emerges a proud winner under the Second Category
with a prize of brand new 2008 Volkswagen New CAMRY, and Star Cash
Prize of £500,000.00
(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS) . The car comes with a special Volkswagen
Insurance Cover for one whole year, that is, till the next promotion in
2008. It also comes with a one year warranty and FREE repairs at any
Volkswagen INTERNATIONAL depot or service station worldwide.

The Volkswagen e-Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also
Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (I A G
R). This promotional lottery is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to
sensitize the public.

DESCRIPTION OF PRIZE VEHICLE:
<http://autos.yahoo.com/volkswagen_jetta_sedan/> [image: 2009 Volkswagen
Jetta Sedan Picture] <http://autos.yahoo.com/volkswagen_jetta_sedan/>**
** <http://autos.yahoo.com/volkswagen_jetta_sedan/>
** <http://autos.yahoo.com/volkswagen_jetta_sedan/>YEAR: 2008, *
Volkswagen Brand*

This is the first promotional program for the year 2008.It is
absolutely the biggest bonanza in this year stakes.We are proud to say that
over 14 Million pounds are won annually in more than 150 countries world
wide.

Consequently,you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of
£500,000.00 only.its it a promo to encourage the use of Volkswagen world
wide.

================================================================
Below Is Your Winning Information:
[image: Dream Number]
(i).winning numbers: Nº: 22-1356-4096-988
(ii). email ticket number: FL754/22/76
(iii). lotto code number: FL09622UK
(iv). the file Ref number: FL/04/736207152/UK
(vii).Notification code : 34.78UY/U/Volkswagen
================================================================
Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our London
representative office in London as indicated in your play coupon and your
prize of (£500,000.00GBP) will be released to you from this regional branch
office in London.
===========================
*Toyota lottery claim Department :*
NAME: NAME: Dr.Abdul Coleman
BY OFFICE :claims.enquries.unit@live.com<http://us.mc520.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=claims.enquries.unit@live.com>
Telephone : +447045777482
Website: www.volkswagen.co.uk
================================================================
Contact him by providing to him with the under listed information's as soon
as possible:
===========
1.Name in full.-------------------------------------------------
2.Address.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

3.Nationality.--------------------------------------------------
4.Age.-------------------------------
5.Occupation.--------------------------------------------------
6.Telephone Number.---------------------------------------------------
7.Present Country.-----------------------------------------------
8.Short comment on our products. [optional]. - ------
9.Fax [optional].------------------------------------------------
10.secret pin code X7PYWM2007
11.Ref Number: :2551256003/23
==================================================================
Congratulations once more, and keep trusting Volkswagen International for
top quality auto Car.

For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information
confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize
released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programmed by
non-participant or none-official Personnel.

NOTE:
All winnings must be claimed within 15th of August 2008. After this date
all unclaimed funds would be donated to charity homes.Remember to quote
you reference information in all correspondence with your Claims agent.

Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!

Best Regards
MR.ANDREW GORDON.
Co-coordinator
Volkswagen PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT

ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO
DISQUALIFICATION.

AUTHORISED BY THE UK GOVERNMENT HER ROYAL MARJESTY QUEEN OF ENGLAND
(QUEEN ELIZABETH).

FREE[image: http://www.thelightisgreen.com/scam.jpg]

*THE VOLKSWAGEN INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS PROMOTION*
*COPYRIGHT (c)2008. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.*

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