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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: "LOTTO" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <atlanticfinnl@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 19:01:03 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

LOTTO.NL,
2352 Beds 152 Koningin Julianaplein 21 ,
1112 AX.
Den Haag, The Netherlands.
(Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Agents).
From: Susan Console
(Lottery Coordinator)
Website: www.lotto.nl

Sir/madam,

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lotto NL Winners
International programs held on the 20th may2009, Your e-mail address
attached to ticket #: 00903228100 with
prize # 778009/UK drew ?1,000,000.00 which was first in the 2ndclass of the
draws. you are to receive ?450,000, (Four hundred and fifty thousand Euros).
Because of mix
up in cash pay-outs, we
ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your money
(?450,000) has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point
bank. This measure must be
adhere to avoid loss of your cash prize - winners of our cash prizes are
advised to adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this
program by other participants. It's
important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are
selected through an internet ballot system from 60,000 individual and
companies e-mail addresses -
the draws are conducted around the world through our internet based ballot
system. The promotion is sponsored and promoted Lotto NL.

We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next
draws; the jackpot winning is ?85million. Remember, all winning must be
claimed not later than 20 days.
After this date all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and included in
the next sweepstake. Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications remember to quote personal
and winning numbers in all correspondence with us.

Congratulations once again from all members of Lotto NL. Thank you for being
part of our promotional program.

For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly contact our
Paying Bank
( Atlantic Finance Rotterdam The Netherlands.)

Send them the following:
(i). Your names,
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Contact Address
(iv) your winning numbers
(v) Quote amount won.

Contact person: Mr.Van Clarkson.
Massainstraat 24b 1103 ML
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tel: +31-645407295
Fax: +31-847596057
Email: atlanticfinnl@aol.com
Email:atlanticnl@aol.com
Congratulations once again.
Yours in service,
Susan Console
www.lotto.nl



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