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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: "FREE LOTTO" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <freelotto2011@hushmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:14:23 -0000
Subject: Your email Address Has won FREELOTTO Jackpot.................Congratulations

Your email Address Has won FREELOTTO Jackpot.................Congratulations !


Your email ID was awarded $2,000,000.00 (Two Million United State Dollars) in the freelotto New Year draw ! Get back to us
via:Email:freelotto2011@hushmail.com

Please be warned.click on the website link below to view the photo page of some of our recent lucky winners.
http://www.freelotto.com/ThisWeeksWinners.asp
FreeLotto Winning Draw Results for 21st of August,2011

To file for your claim, please contact your fudiciary agent immediately
via the email below: Mr. Williams Ford
(Freelotto Fiduciary Department)
82 Victoria Street
Victoria London SW1 U.K
Email:freelotto2011@hushmail.com

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Provide him with these following details with which he will begin the processing of your winnings.

1.Name in full.
2.Address.
3.Nationality.
4.Age.
5.Occupation.
6.Phone No.
7.Present Country.
8.Fax [optional].
9.Email address.
10.Sex.

Once again congratulations.
Sincerely,
Kevin J. Aronin

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