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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: "Coca-Cola in Conjunction With Apple Iphone Promotion" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <cocaappleiphoneclaimdept@consultant.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 07:36:56 +0530
Subject: CONGRATULATION!!!



Coca-Cola in Conjunction
With Apple Iphone Promotion.
1Queen Caroline Street,
Hammersmith London,
W6 9HQ/United Kingdom.

Bonanza Notification:

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise, kindly read it carefully; you don’t need to obtain ticket to get this prize won. Congratulation your E-mail address was selected from world email database and won you an award of (One Apple iPhone 4G 32GB) and (1,000,000, 00. Pounds) one million Great British Pounds. in our on-going Coca-Cola Foundation, in Conjunction with Apple iphone International promotion, Jackpots online E-mail award 2011 with File Ticket Number: 90760054CCGB. held in United Kingdom.

To facilitate the swift procurement of your award you are to fill out the required information and return it within 24hrs. Our mode of payment is through Certified Demand Draft which we be issue in your favour secured to be deliver to you by our special delegate agent which we also include the delivery of your (Apple phone 4G 32GB)? Second payment option is through online Bank Transfer, Third Option cash delivery, moreover final decision for your award payment we be decided by the payout department upon when this department received your details.

Price Won:
(£1, 000,000 00 Pounds). one million Great British Pounds.
(1Unit) (Apple Iphone 4G 32GB)

Details required to approve your winning price award.

Name:
Address:
Sex:
Age:
Occupation:
Phone Number:
Nationality:
Country:

Verification/ Claims Department:
Name: Ben Morrison
Tel: +448719740713.
Tel: +447010037359.
Fax: 00-44-702-444-0510.
Email: cocaappleiphoneclaimdept@consultant.com

Once again Congratulations!
Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Nick Johnson.
Online Lotto Brands: A slightly different experience, in which Valid Email are selected in computer Database generated as Email lottery draws.
WE NEED YOUR REMARKS ABOUT COCA COLA DRINK/ APPLE IPHONE PRODUCT:

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