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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: GOOGLE ANNIVERSARY GIVE-AWAY 2009 <icccm@networld.at> (may be fake)
Reply-To: googdeptuk201@j-mail.info
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 22:53:10 +0100
Subject: Attn: Googler.


GOOGLE ANNIVERSARY GIVE-AWAY WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!

This E-mail is to inform you that you have emerged a winner of £600,000.00 GBP
(Six Hundred Thousand British Pounds) in our online Give-away 1Oth year
Anniversary draws. Google UK has successfully organized for the second time a
Cash Give-Aways marking 2009 10th Anniversary in the UK. Over £24,000,000.00
(Twenty Four Million British pounds) are to be given out for this Anniversary
Draws. No purchase of tickets were required.Participants for the draws were
randomly selected from a world wide range of web searchers who use the Google
search engine (Googler) and other Google ancillary services.

Google is now the biggest search engine worldwide and in an effort to make
sure
that it remains the most widely used search engine, Google is running an e-
mail
beta test.


Your email address was linked with our Computer Generated Profile Numbers
(CGPN) and attached to the following details: Ticket
number:00396268432743 /Serial numbers:/BTD/3070746602/04/ Lucky numbers:
18-02-25-32-11-21(33)/(CGPN)71-24-07-01-88-16 was picked among our lucky
winners to receive £600, 000.00 British pounds.Winners were selected randomly
through a computer ballot system from worldwide users of the Google search
engine.


YOUR WINNING DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOW:
Computer Generated Profile Numbers
(CGPN):71-24-07-01-88-16
Ticket number: 00396268432743
Serial numbers: /BTD/3070746602/04/
Lucky numbers: 18-02-25-32-11-21(33)

To claim your give-away prize , send the following

Your Full Names.................
Sex...............................
Age...............................
Occupation......................
Location............................
Country........................
Tel Number/Mobile Number............
Alternate E-mail Add..................
Your Winning Details.................

To your processing agent (Larry Page) who have been assigned to handle your
winning file and payment processing.

Your Processing Agent contact:
Mr. Larry Page,
Email: googdeptuk201@j-mail.info
TEL: +44-703-194-4566, +44-703-192-3769
FAX: +44-700-602-3663.

We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.

Thank you for using Google.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Rachel Whetstone.
(Promo. Director).

----------------------------------
Ein Service von http://www.news.at

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