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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: "GLO LOTTERY" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 04:30:36 +0700
Subject: globalizaci?n de la loter?a m?viles internacionales 2011!!!

Oficina del Gobierno de la Loter?a
GLO Internacional de la Loter?a de 2011
Bangkok, Tailandia.
P?gina web:
Correo electr?nico:

Estimado afortunado ganador,

Estamos felices de anunciar que el resultado del sistema electr?nico de votaci?n direcci?n de correo electr?nico de loter?a Glo sorteo celebrado el 7 de mayo de 2011. Queremos informarle de que su direcci?n de correo electr?nico ha ganado USD $ 400,000.00 por parte del Gobierno de la Loter?a Oficina del Programa.

Los n?meros ganadores: govt/thai/2011/EM
No de referencia: GL30

Se aconseja ponerse en contacto con la reclamaci?n oficial en Bangkok, Tailandia, donde los n?meros de la votaci?n para ganar ca?da payment.Please P?ngase en contacto con el Sr. Daw Sumalee por e-mail {} TEL +668-3112-8135, para el tratamiento y el pago de su fondo premiado de inmediato.

Nombre y apellidos
Direcci?n actual
N?mero de tel?fono
N?mero de fax
Ganar Id E-mail

Felicitaciones del personal y gracias por ser parte de nuestro programa de correo electr?nico de cuenta de usuario.

Sra. Watikchi Sriom Henry
Ejecutivo (Loter?a Glo Inc).
Ejecutivo coordinadores (Glo Loter?a Inc).
Dr. P. Swier, el Sr. Na-Yok Ratha (Gerente de Operaciones Exteriores), Sr.
Anachak Ratcha (Gerente de Operaciones Nacional Bancaria), el Dr. Chaison Chaisai
(Director del Departamento de Cr?dito Internacional), Murat Sra. Sandra
(Ejecutivo), el Sr. Michael Cole (Ejecutivo), el Sr. Stephen Boer (Presidente).

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