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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: "2010 Honda Splash Promo" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <revmichealrvlw@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:19:56 -1200
Subject: 2010 HONDA SPLASH PROMO (((Congratulations!!! ))) You Have won the sum of 400, 000.00 pound

HONDA LOTTERY PROMOTION
Welcome to the official site of the Honda Seasons Promotions. The Online
Consumer Promotions 2010

European Region Office:
10B Canada Square,
London HP1 8HFD,
England.

Ref: 475061725
Batch: 7056490902/188
CONGRATULATIONS!


AWARD NOTIFICATION
We happily announce to you the draw of the Honda Lottery Promotions for
the year 2010 at our Lotto Draw Headquarters London, United Kingdom
organized by Honda. This is to inform you that you have won a prize money
of GBP 400,000.00 (Four hundred thousand British Pounds Sterling).

Honda Promo Inc. arranged and gathered some of all the e-mail addresses of
the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to
all Email Providers most especially Yahoo and Hotmail, we only selected
Twenty (20) candidates per annually as our winners through Electronic
Balloting System (EBS) without the candidate applying, we congratulate you
for being one of our lucky winners.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
We are sorry that your Payment Approval File was sent to London due to we
have 3 lucky winners in United Kingdom so that you can be cleared and paid
simultaneously there. You are to contact our UK Location Claim Office on
or before your date of Claim.
Honda Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 14 days from date of
Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won.
Note: Any prize not claimed within this period (14 days) will be forfeited.

These are your identification numbers:
Ticket number: 00545 188 564756,
Prize # 77801209/UK,
Winning Number:4634553/N,
Serial number 5368/02
Lucky numbers: 17 98 09 67 46

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
Simply contact our Customer Service Information Headquarters (CSIH
Department),

Rev. Micheal Lewis
E-mail: revmichealrvl@aol.com

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Send these following information's to the CSIH Department immediately for
further procession.
1 Full Name: ........................................................
2 Cell phone:.........................................................
or Telephone:........................................................
3 Contact Address ................................................
4 Date of birth ......................................................
5 Age ..................................................................
6 Occupation........................................................
7 Sex....................................................................
8 Marital Status...................................................
9 Country of Origin...................................................
10 What is your comment for Honda???????..
11 What is your advice for Honda ???????..
12 How do you feel as a lucky winner for the Honda Promo?????.
KEEP THIS PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR PRIZE MONEY.

NOTE THAT NOBODY OR EVEN THE APPOINTED BANK HAS THE RIGHT TO TOUCH, DEDUCT
OR GET ACCESS TO YOUR PRIZE MONEY FOR ANY REASON THEY HAVE BEEN WARNED
STRICTLY!

For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information
confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize
released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by
non-participant or unofficial personnel.

Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!


Yours in service,
Prof. Wilcox Bruce



HONDA NOTIFICATION OFFICE

Copyright (c)2010 Honda Promotions.

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