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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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Fraud email example:

From: "Sachsen Online promotions" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 06:13:20 -0500

                                    MOTTO: FIGHTING POVERTY AROUND THE WORLD.
Reference Number: KR/06-GmbH/4006
Batch: KR/06- GmbH/2424
20th February 2007.

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of Sachsen Lotto-GmbH Program.
Sachsen Lotto-GmbH draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked  by an advanced automated random computer ballot search from the internet as part of ourinternational promotions program which we conduct every year.No tickets were sold.After this automated computer ballot,your e-mail address attached to serial number 26-6565 drew the lucky numbers 6-13-18-24-33-39 which consequently emerged you as one of first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of 1,000,000.00 (One Million EURO) in cash credited to file KR/06-GmbH/4006. This is from a total cash prize of 50 Million Euro shared amongst the first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.
This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for Sachsen LottoGmbH.
The estimated 50 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in Europe history.The biggest was the 363 million jackpot that went to two winners in a August 2006 drawing of The Big Game Mega Millions' predecessor.
Your fund is now deposited in an offshore bank with a hardcover insurance. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we advice that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your nominated bank account as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by the general
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet
representative office in London. In view of this, your 1,000,000.00 (One Million Euro) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in Europe. Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with him.
To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent assigned to
Mr.Gray Armstrong
Sachsen Lotto-GmbH
Information and Payment Bureau:
London Representative Office.
Phone: +44-7045-7080-79 
Fax:      +44-419-793-5765
Your claims agent will assist you in the processing and remittance of your prize funds into your designated bank account.
Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than One month. After this date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as unclaimed. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications.
Please endeavor to quote your Reference Number:SL/06-GmbH/4009 and Batch numbers:SL/06-GmbH/3434 in every correspondence with your agent.
Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
Members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program.
Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part of our promotions program.
Yours Faithfully,                                              
Mrs.Julia Flo                        
Sachsen Lotto-GmbH.
Past Winners.
Online coordinator for  GERMAN  MEGA JACKPOT PROMO
Copyright 2007  GERMAN  MEGA JACKPOT Lottery Promotion
You must be 16 or over to play or claim a prize
All rights reserved. Terms of Service -Guidelines.
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