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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: "Asian Lottery Award" <info_asialottery@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: infobintangsec@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 02:05:15 +0800
Subject: Dear Winner.

COMPUTER BALLOT EMAIL AWARD 2009.
***********************************
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice,the result of ASIA
CHARRIOT EMAIL INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2009 promotions.
We are happy to inform you that your email address have emerged a winner of
SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND,
TWO HUNDRED AND FOURTY EIGHT UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($787,248,00) NOTE: to
file for your claim, please contact the claim
Fudiciary Company here in Malaysia with your full names and contact
telephone and fax numbers via informations below.
**************************************************
Bintang Security Agencies Intl,
Mr Keers Harrow(Director General Operations),
C-11, 1st floor, Lorong 8,
Taman Sejati Indah,
Sungai Petani
Kedah 08000,Malaysia
Email: infobintangsec@gmail.com
Tel No:+60162936194
Fax No:+60-3-2178-4926
Find below your promotion date, Reference and Batch numbers. Remember to
quote these numbers in
your correspondence to your claims agent Mr Keers
Harrow********************************
**************************************************
Best Regards,
Mrs. Marla Binti Azman
(Asian Lottery coordinator)

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