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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: "Anita Pablo" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <infoeuroespana@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 21:03:51 +0200
Subject: Attn:Email Ownerr!

Dear Email Owner,
 
The Board of Directors and the International Promotion Department of Euro Millions Intl wishes to congratulate you on your success for being one of our lucky prize winners of ?735,110.17 (Euro) in our NEWYEAR CRISIS SOLUTION PROMO. This notice will come to you as a surprise, the results of the 2009 electronic online email sweepstakes is out, and your email ID won ?735,110.17(Euro) in category 2A, attached to Qualification Number EF/2709/EUSA and lucky winning Number 25/33/36/38/42/6/7
 
This is a program aimed to help families with the current Global crisis and aimed also at encouraging Internet users, hence no ticket sold. We request you pay attention to this notice and follow, the Steps and conditions below to claim your prize. To file for your claim contact the appointed paying finance agent on the telephone number and email given below.
 
EURO CASH S.L
Mr. David Williams
Tel: +34 634 153 636
Valencia, Spain
 
STEPS & CONDITIONS TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE.
1. Quote your Qualification Number, winning number, your full name, Address, Country, Telephone, Mobile, Fax number and occupation via email to enable the process of your winning.
2. All lucky participants would be required to obtain the Legalization Task Clearance document from the Local Government of Valencia for endorsement of your Winning Certificate of ?735,110.17(Euro) on your name and prize cheque.
 
Congratulations in Advance!! We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mrs. Maria Gomez.
Promotion Manager.
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This e-mail transmission contains information that is confidential and may be privileged. It is intended only for the addressee(s) named above.------------------------ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
NOTE: REPLY TO infoeuroespana@aol.com & eurocashsls@mixmail.com AND ALSO CALL MR. DAVID WILLIAMS ON +34 634 153 636, FOR MORE DETAILS AND YOU ARE TO KEEP ALL INFORMATION'S FROM PUBLIC AS WE WILL NOT ENTERTAIN CASES OF MULTIPLE CLAIMS. "BE WARNED!!
 
 
 
 
 
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