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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: "Asia Pacific Int'l" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:43:36 +0700
Subject: ..Congratulation Your Winning Letter!

Soi Nui Klong Toei Klm 15 Wattana Bangkok 10200
BATCH: EGS/ 22504002/03: REFERENCE: 15/0018/IPD

This is to inform you of the release of ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS ASSOCIATION PRIZE DRAW held on the 1st of January 2010.

Your email was attached to ticket number 085-12876077-09 with serial number 51390-0 that drew the lucky numbers of 03-06-08-10-12-16-27, which consequently won the lottery in the 5th category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of $1.000, 000.00. (ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY), in cash credited to file with REF: N.EGS/3662367114/13.

This is from a total cash prize of 25,020.225.00, shared among the twenty-five International winners in this category. The lucky numbers: 03-06-08-10-12-16-27,

Your fund is now deposited with our Bank/Security Vault here in Bangkok Thailand and insured in your name. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed, and the money remitted to your account, as this is part of our security protocol, to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking of advantage of this program by participants, as has happened in the past.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names, email addresses & official addresses, from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, Middle East and Africa, as Part of our International Promotions Program. We hope your lucky email will draw a bigger cash prize in the subsequent programs. To begin your lottery Claims, Please contact our coordinator as follows and also forward the Below Information to him.

NAME: Sirichai Paibhoon
TEL: 00(66) 897837013

1. Your Full Name:
2. Your Date of Birth:
3. Your Occupation and your Phone Number:
4. Your Ticket Number. You're Serial Number. Your Lucky Numbers. You're REF: N.EGS:

Remember, all prize money must be claimed and any prize not claim will be returned to HIS MAJESTYS DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. And also be informed that 10% of your lottery winning belongs to (THE PROMOTIONS COMPANY). Because they are the company that bought your ticket and played the lottery in your name.

Note also that this 10% will be remitted after you have received your Winnings prize, because the money is insured in your name already. NOTE: In Order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to Quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with us, Furthermore, should there be any change of address, please do inform our Coordinator as soon possible.

An original copy of your lucky winning ticket and your deposit certificate will be sent to you by Administrative and Operations Director of Siam Express Courier Co.Ltd. Thailand .
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Once again from all members of our staff and thank you for being a part of our International Promotions program.

We wish you continued good fortunes..


Dr.Helen Chew Loon,
Asia Pacific Int'l Lotter y Org
Chinawat Pinn
Vice President
Asia Pacific Int'l Lottery Org

RECENT $1.000,000.00 WINNERS!
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