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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:

Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2006 09:23:54 +0200

From: Mrs. Teresa Allan.
Euro-Afro-American-Sweepstake Lottery
Headquarters: 1a, Bexon Court Carlton
Nottingham shire Nottingham NG4 1SQ Essex
United Kingdom.
Customer Service: 580 NCA 85914.

Ref no : EAASL/941OYI/04.
Batch no: 12/25/DC34.
Ticket no: B9564 75604545 188.
Winning no: 01/10/11/18/19/46.

Dear Participant,

We happily announce to you the draw of the Euro-Afro- American
Sweepstake Lottery International programs held on the 31st January
in Essex United Kingdom. Your e-mail addressattached to ticket number:
B9564 75604545 188 with! Serial number 97560 drew the winning:
01/10/11/18/19/46, which
subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category. You have
been approved to claim a total sum of US$1,900,000.00(One Million
Nine Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to
file KPC/9080118308/02.This is from a total cash prize of
Million dollars, shared amongst the
first One Hundred and thirty (134) lucky winners in this category

Please, note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro
booklet representative office in Africa as indicated in your play
coupon. In view of this, your US$1,900,000.00(One Million Nine
Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you
by First National Bank Of South Africa.Our African
agent willimmediately commence the process to facilitate the
release of your funds as soon as you contact him. All participants
were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer
draws system and extracted from over 10,000,00 companies. This
promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are
advised to keep your winning information confidential till your
claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you
deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary
measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this
program by some unscrupulous elements.Please be warned. To file for
your claim, please contact our corresponding agent in South
Africa immediately you read this message for quick and urgent release
of your fund, contact information is as follow: -



No: 111 Hans Strydom Drive, Robindale, Randburg
2194, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: + 27 - 83-764 5122

Please be informed that all winning must be claimed
on or before 15th July 2006. To avoid unnecessary delays and
complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any
correspondences with our designated agents or us. Congratulations
once more from all members and staffs of this program that has
successfully won this competition. Thank you for being part of our
promotional lottery program.


Mrs. Teresa Allan.
United Kingdom Zonal Co-coordinator.

Mr. Alexandra Davis
United Kingdom zonal Secretary General.
Thank you for your Co-operation.

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