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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: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 17:54:42 +0200

South African 2010 World cup/46664 Bid lottery Award
Lottery Headquarters: 31, Briton Court Carlton East Gate. We are pleased to announce your email address as one of the lucky winners in the Free Lotto draw in which your email addresses were selected on the computer ballot system. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging Internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for the game. However, your email address was attached to Winning Numbers 7, 14, 18, 24, 28, 31 And Bonus 37: with Serial number 5343/08. Lucky Draw Numbers: 3, 11, 16, 22, 28, 29, AND 41, which eventually won the lottery in the first category of the draws. Therefore, you have won a lottery jackpot prize award the sum of US$ 2, 000,000.00 ( Two Million, United States Dollars), this is from the total prize money of $35,000,000.00 distributed to winners from 1st to 3rd categories from all over the world. Note that this program was largely promoted and sponsored by Master Mega Million Lottery 2010 World Cup host South Africa, a group of phil
anthropist, industrialists from the internet hardware industry and some other big multinational firms who wish to be anonymous. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail with the particulars presented below citing the batch and reference numbers to this letter .Ref No: MMM3-SARM-FIFLL373 , Batch No: FIMM-354-TWDD77. To claim your US$ 2, 000,000.00 ( Two Million United States Dollars), you will contact your claim agent who will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till you claim your fund. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned. To Claim your Prize, please contact your Claim Agent immediately, you read this message for quick and urgent Release of your fund;his contact information is as follows! Name: MR. PAUL MORGAN Tell: + 00 27 73- 556- 1114.
E-mail: [] PLEASE CALL YOUR CLAIM AGENT ON HIS DIRECT PHONE NUMBER AND ALSO FORWARD YOUR WINNING INFORMATION TO HIM IMMEDIATELY. Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with double claims. AND KINDLY FILL THE FORM BELOW AND, FORWARD TO YOUR PROCESSING AGENT TO ENABLE THE AGENT PROCEED YOUR PAYMENT. 1. Full Name: 2. Address: 3. Marital Status: 4. Occupation: 5. Age:6. Sex: 7. Nationality:8. City/Town 9. Country Of Residence:10. Telephone Number: 1 1. Fax Number: 12. Lucky Numbers:13. Serial Number: 14. Winning Amount: THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT TO YOU BY: THE CHAIRMAN, LOTTERY ORGANI ZER,MR. JABULANI THABODIRECTOR OF PROMOTION, MASTER MEGA-MILLION LOTTERY. 6115 LILIAN ROAD, FORD
SBURG,2092 P O BOX 906171 MARSHALL TOWN 2107Johannesburg , South Africa . FOR YOUR INFORMATION DON'T REPLY TO THIS EMAIL BOX SEND ALL YOUR INFORMATION TO YOUR CLAIM AGENT THROUGH HIS EMAIL ADDRESS AND CALL HIM IMMEDIATELY. You have to note that this program is being sponsored by the FIFA SUPPORT AFRICAN TEAM, to creat awareness for the coming 2010 world Cup, which is to be host by South Africa .

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