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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: "Mr.Peter Raymond" <info@mail.com> (may be fake)
Reply-To: cwon20111@hotmail.my
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 22:52:47 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Congratulations

Dear Benefactor,

This is to officially inform and bring to your notice that you have been
selected As a winner
from the 2011 Common Wealth Of Nations Game annual bonanza which was held
at the common wealth
lottery games program.

You have won the Sum of £ 1,310,000.00 One million three hundred and ten
thousand pounds
sterling on the Category B class.

You are to proceed with the claim within the next 120-hours and stand a
chance of redeeming
your prize award or it would be disclaimed by the lottery board managements.

To file in your claims you are to provide the below requirements and
choose options of claims
and e-mail to the Claims Agent Mr.Peter Raymond.

1, FULL NAMES :
2, AGE:
3, SEX:
4,MARITAL STATUS:
5,MOBILE NUMBER:
6,TEL/FAX:
7,NATIONALITY:
8,RESIDENCE COUNTRY:
9,ADDRESS:
10,OCCUPATION:

Mr.Peter Raymond
+60-166-138-619
cwon20111@hotmail.my

WINNING INFORMATION:
Ref: EAASL/941OYI/10
Batch: 08/25/DC34
Winning number: {23}-{45}-{345}-01

Congratulations.

Mr.Nicholas Atkinson Perillo
Jackpot Sweepstakes
Common Wealth of Nations
Lottery Headquarters
Marlborough House,
Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, UK






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