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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: "ATM Inc." (may be fake)
Reply-To: <garantytrust@netscape.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 01:13:14 +0200
Subject: Congratulations !!!...

ATM Inc.
Avda Baron De Carcer 45
46009,Valencia.Spain.
 
 
This email will come to you as a surprise.Congratultions! your email have brought you an unexpected luck.You have won a free LIFE TIME INTERNATIONAL ATM MASTER CARD valued (800,000.00 Euro).Eight Hundred Thousand Euro Only,proudly sponorsed by AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE (ATM).Most recently this foundation set up the NEW HOPE LOTTERY to give out prizes.
 
HOW DID YOU WIN / SELECTION PROCESS DONE?
No tickets were sold out to enter this promo.Your email/ATM card series is one of the lucky emails/ATM card series,selected RANDOMLY via E-wheel Computer Ballot System drawn from over 200,000 companies and 300,000 individual email/ATM card users,from all over the world during the ATM Online EMAIL selection Draw attached to your Lucky number:(F9800/587/20KK),as one of the 20 lucky winners,in the on going ATM lottery promotion.
 
WHO IS SPONORSING THIS PROMO AND WHY?
The AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE (ATM).So much money is generated all over the World for using the ATM card,Without your patronage, this would not have been possible.To encourage the use of ATM cards globally,The ATM INC.SETUP THE NEW HOPE LOTTERY to give out prize via random email ballot selection.
 
To process and secured the release of your ATM card you must call and email the assigned agent below.
 
Mr.Richard Cox of the ATM inc.(General Secretary of the Organising Committee)
Tel: +44 750 915 5189
      +34 672 836 962
Email: garantytrust@netscape.net
 
PROCEDURES TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE
***************************************************
You must email the following details to the assigned agent.
1.Your fully names,mobile,telephone and fax number,Address,occupation,ticket number and country.
2.You must obtain an approved notarization release order document in your names here in Spain,which will be used to process/issue your ATM card.Call the assigned agent for guidelines.
 
THE PAYMENT CENTER HAS BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT THE ATM CARD IN YOUR NAMES ONCE ALL CONDITIONS ARE ABIDE AND PROVIDED BY YOU,WHICH YOU CAN USE TO WITHDRAW MONEY FROM ANY ATM MACHINE,IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD OR OPTIONAL ONCE YOU GET THE ATM CARD YOU CAN DEPOSIT THE WHOLE FUNDS INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.WARNING!! Do not tell people about your Award until your ATM card issuccessfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim.
 
Best of luck as you spend your good fortune and congratulations in advance.
 
Yours Sincerely,
Mrs Wanab jang
(P.R.O)
 
Website  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_teller_machine
             
 
 

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