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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: CAMELOT GROUPS BOARD <harrison4god@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: camelot.board@ymail.com
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:07:47 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Your_E-mail_ID_Won_=A3891=2C934=2E00=2EPounds?=




Dear Sir/Madam



Your e-mail address has been picked as a winner of (£891,934.00.Pounds)

in our Monthly promotion,to claim your prize, contact Brian Johnson

with the following informations given below:



FILL THE INFORMATION BELOW



Name_____

Address___

Country___

Age______

Sex____

Status____

Occupation____

Tel___

Mobile__

Fax___



Congratulations once again.



Regards

Mr Brian Johnson

TEL:(+44)704 570 7372

Mr. Brian Johnson

Email: camelot53@ymail.com



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