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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: "Atika Rohmah Fajri" <atika@cosmopolitan.co.id>
Reply-To: camelot.lotto@gmx.com
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:59:44 +0700 (WIT)
Subject: YOU HAVE WON $2,000,000.00 (Two Million United State Dollars)

FROM: GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED
FREE-LOTTO AFFILIATED OFFICE U.K,
82 VICTORIA STREET VICTORIA LONDON SW1 U.K

We gladly announce to you the draw of the FREE-LOTTO on-line International
program held this month of April 2010. Your e-mail address was entered as
dependent clients with: Reference Serial Number: F2-003-036 and Batch
number R/45-300-07. Your email address attached to the ticket number:
54-20-17-52-34-30 that draws the lucky winning number, which consequently
won the Daily Jackpot in the first category A for the year 2010.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $2,000,000.00
(Two Million United State Dollars) in cash credited to file reference
number: FR/9900034943/JPT.
This is from a total cash prize of £17,000,000 million shared amongst the
first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category i.e. Match 5 plus bonus.

To file for your claim,

Please contact our FREE-LOTTO Fiduciary

Mr. Daniel Coleman.
(Free lotto Fiduciary Department)
82 Victoria Street
Victoria London SW1 U.K
Email: camelot.lotto@gmx.com

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Address:
Age:
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Occupation:

Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.
Sincerely,
Kevin J. Aronin
Chairman & CEO

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The FREE-LOTTO National Lottery Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service
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