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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: "LOTTERY COORDINATOR" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <antoniarossi5@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:39:53 -0700
Subject: RE: NOTIFICA DEL PREMIO:CONGRATULAZIONI!!!

ITALIAN SUPERENALOTTO 2011
PREMIO DEPARTMENT,
EDIZIONE DEL INTERNET,
VIA GARIBALDI 05,
32000 ROME, ITALY.
23rd July,2011

Dear Winner,

RE: NOTIFICA DEL PREMIO:CONGRATULAZIONI!!!

We are pleased to inform you that as a result of our recent ITALIAN
NATIONAL SUPERENALOTTO DRAWS held on the 23rd July,2011. Your
e-mail address attached to ticket number: 37434465705-6410 with serial
number 6104-655 drew lucky numbers 5-43-65-21-61-91 which consequently won
in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
out of 500,000,00{Five Hundred Thousand Euros}.Note that all participants
in this lottery program have been selected randomly
through a computer ballot system drawn from over 150,000 companies and
40,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and
websites.

This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and
sponsored by minent personalities like the Sultan of Brunei, Italia
prime minister, FIAT, TAMOIL and other corporate organizations. This is to
encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide.

For security purposes and clarity we advise that you keep your winning
information confidential until your claims have been processed and
your money remitted to you. This program is strictly for international
participants ONLY!
You have to send following details in order to fascilitate the processing
and release of your winning.

Name:..........................................

Nationality:...................................

Contact Address:..............................

Country of residence:..........................

Tel number:....................................

Occupation:...................................

Sex:..........................................

Date Of Birth:.................................

Winning E-mail Address:........................

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and
unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.You are requested
to contact your claims officer Dr.Antonia Rossi , to assist you
with the processing of your winnings and subsequent payments.

Email address:antoniarossi76@gmail.com

All winnings must be claimed not later than one month after the date of
this notice.Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications,endeavor to quote your serial number and lucky numbers in
all correspondence. Congratulations once more and thank you for being part
of our promotional program.

NOTE: YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 18 YEARS OF
AGE.

Sincerely yours,
Sir Jamie Eduardo
LOTTERY COORDINATOR.
========================================================================

Tutta la frattura di riservatezza da parte dei vincitori risulter? al
disqualification. Questo E-mail messaggio (collegamenti compresi, se
c'?? ne) ?? destinato a uso di individuo o entit? a che ?? indirizzato
e pu?? contenere le informazioni che sono privilegiate,
riservato,confidenziale ed esentato dalla rilevazione. Se non siete il
destinatario progettato, siete comunicati che tutta la
diffusione,distribuzione o copiatura di questa comunicazione ??
proibita.

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