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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: "Info Claims" <>
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 14:10:16 +0000

>From The Desk Of Vice President
Euro Millions Lottery.
London - England.
Fax:+44-0870 068 4912

Attn: Beneficiary.

We are please to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the
Millones Lottery International Email Address draw on the 1st of
to the mixture of names and address the result was released on the 10th
January 2006. All 10 winning addresses were randomly selected
from a batch of 50,000,000 international email addresses. Your email
emerged alongside 9 others as a category 2 winner in this year's Annual
Millones Lottery Draw.

Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of
US$2,500,000:00 (TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED United States Dollars
following particulars are attached to your
lotto payment order:

(I) Batch No: WTWU/3030/INSD
(ii) Ticket No: 245-242-065
(iii) Lucky No: 06-19-25-39-44
(iv) Ref No: MGMT/1770/5800/EUES

The Euro Millones Lottery Program is proudly sponsored by the Microsoft
Corporation, the Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell computers, and a
of other international IT companies.
The Euro Millones Lottery Program internet draw is held once in a year
is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers
worldwide. We are proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won
in more than 150 countries worldwide.To claim your winning prize you
are to contact the appointed agent as soon as possible for the
release of your winnings.

Ref.Scott Smith.
Fax:+44-0870 068 4912

N.B:Steps to claiming your prize;

1.Please quote your Reference number in all correspondence with the

2. You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names, Contact
Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number)
email to process the immediate payment of your prize.

3. Be informed that the appointed agent will be required to swear an
Affidavits of Lotto Claim and also obtain Approved Legal Clearance
Certificate from the Ministry of Justice here in LONDON which is in
accordance with the European Union Financial Commission Act 2005 on
of international Lottery Winners.

Please be aware that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon
satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this
Agent.For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning
confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to

Once again congratulations!!!

Best regards,

Mrs.Rose Wood.
My Contact Phone Number
Fax:+44-0870 068 4912

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