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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: "Micrsoft Cash Promotion Award" <info@mspromo.org>
Reply-To: mrfredrickdepp_msnclaimsdept64@yahoo.com.hk
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:12:45 -0500
Subject:




Micrsoft Cash Promotion Award
20 Craven Park Harlesden
London NW10,
United kingdom.
Ref: (MIC/WS68768P/68)
Batch:(0094/AM6880)

CONSOLATION PRICE WINNING NOTICE

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of (5,00,000) five
hundred thousand Great Britain Pounds Sterlings for the month of July
8th 2011 Cash promotion Award which is organized by Microsoft Windows
INC

Microsoft Windows,collects all the email addresses of the people that are
active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo,Aol and
Hotmail and others and we only select five people every Month as our
winners through electronic balloting System without the winner
applying,we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
You are to contact this office for futher instruction on how to claim
your prize with this information

WINNING INFO:
Amount Won : 5000,00.Great Britain Pounds Sterlings.
Batch Number: 0094/AM6880
Winning Number: MCPA09788
Reference Number: MIC/WS68768P/68

CLAIM DEPARTMENT OFFICE:
Claims Manager: Mr.Fredrick Depp
Office via Email: mrfredrickdepp_msnclaimsdept64@yahoo.com.hk
Office Contact Number +44-703-596-5394

Full Name:....
Residential
Address:......
Occupation:...
Country::......
Sex...........
State........
Age...........
next of kin.........
Telephone:........
Fax Number:......

A Scanned copy of a valid identification card should also be>
attached(either an International passport or Driver's Licence) and sent
with the listed information for claims of your won prize. Winners Shall be
paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre.

Congratulations!! once again.............

MR. Silviu Hotaran
(General Manager Europe)
POWERED BY MICROSOFT WINDOWS
Micrsoft Cash Promotion Award
20 Craven Park Harlesden
London NW10,
United kingdom.
Ref: (MIC/WS68768P/68)
Batch:(0094/AM6880)

CONSOLATION PRICE WINNING NOTICE

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of (5,00,000) five
hundred thousand Great Britain Pounds Sterlings for the month of July
8th 2011 Cash promotion Award which is organized by Microsoft Windows
INC

Microsoft Windows,collects all the email addresses of the people that are
active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo,Aol and
Hotmail and others and we only select five people every Month as our
winners through electronic balloting System without the winner
applying,we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
You are to contact this office for futher instruction on how to claim
your prize with this information

WINNING INFO:
Amount Won : 5000,00.Great Britain Pounds Sterlings.
Batch Number: 0094/AM6880
Winning Number: MCPA09788
Reference Number: MIC/WS68768P/68

CLAIM DEPARTMENT OFFICE:
Claims Manager: Mr.Fredrick Depp
Office via Email: msn.claimsdept14@yahoo.com.hk
Office Contact Number +44-703-596-5394

Full Name:....
Residential
Address:......
Occupation:...
Country::......
Sex...........
State........
Age...........
next of kin.........
Telephone:........
Fax Number:......

A Scanned copy of a valid identification card should also be>
attached(either an International passport or Driver's Licence) and sent
with the listed information for claims of your won prize. Winners Shall be
paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre.

Congratulations!! once again.............

MR. Silviu Hotaran
(General Manager Europe)
POWERED BY MICROSOFT WINDOWS


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