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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: "nationaal lotery" <nationaallotery11@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 12:13:50 +0200
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATIONS.

                                                    
FROM THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
MRS.JANETH SAMZA
EUROPEAN/UK/S.A.UNION INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS
BID SOUTH AFRICA 2010 WORLD CUP LOTTERY 
AWARD DEPARTMENT.
UNITED KINGDOM/SOUTH AFRICA 
(Customer Services) 
 
Ref: FER/4690/6103/24
Batch:245-379-482
Winning No:2-9-22-23-24-30
                                              
                                              WINNING NOTIFICATION
 
 
 We happily annouce to you the draw of South African 2010 World Cup Bid Lottery Award International programs held in U.K your "email address" was attached to ticket number; 12324277 serial number 6663817262 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows -9-22-23-24-30 bonus number 2, which consequently won the lottery in the second category.

You hereby have been approved lump sum pay of 2,000,000.00 (TWO MILLION POUNDS) file Ref: FER/8309/1209/26 from the total cash prize of 18,000,000.00 shared amongst ten lucky winners based on their category.

All participants "email address" were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand names from Canada, Australia, United States,Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceanic as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually.
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by some multinational companies as including Bill Gate, and some other EU governmental personalities part of their social responsibility to promote South Africans 2010 world cup award. the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.
 
To process your claims you are hereby advice to contact the Claim Agent immediatly  with this information as follows:
 
NAME: MR.PAUL KUNANA
(CLAIM AGENT).
Email:paulkunana333@yahoo.com      
TEL: +447031972215
 
Please you are advised to file for your claim immediately through our  Agent Mr.paul kunana to remit your winning fund to your account.
 
Call him on the phone immediately you received this message because you stand a risk of loosing the prize if you fail to claim within a month from the day you received this notification.
 
For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you.
 
This is part of our security protocol to avoid dual claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Note.
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!


Nelson Mandela 

Congratulations from the Staff & Members of the 
       Omegaacrossing Lottery Board Commission  
                           
 
 
 
Savery, Aldwin                                  Abraham, Vicki
Mr. Paul Kunana         Mr. Rudolf P. Markhams  Mrs. Janeth Samza 
  (CLAIM AGENT.)      (Zonal Co-ordinator)     (Online coordinator )            
You must be 16 or over to play or claim a prize
 
 
 
   
Best Regards
JANETH SAMZA
Co-coordinator
EUROPEAN.UK .SOUTH AFRICAN UNION INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS.
                                      
         Yours faithfully, 
         JANETH SAMZA. 
         Online coordinator 
         EUROPEAN/UK/S.A UNION INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS, 
         Open 7 days 7am-7pm. 
                                                                 
         


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