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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: "EuroMillions Lottery International" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 14:47:32 +0530
Subject: EuroMillions Lottery International : You are a winner!

EuroMillions Lottery International
Winning number:PL/09788/60
Contact Number: +447-010-513-630
Fax: +447-005-930-743

Congratulations Lucky Winner,


The history of Euro Millions began in 1994. Originally, the idea had been to launch this new Euro Lottery at around the same time as a single
European currency, but as often happens, bureaucracy, politics and other miscellaneous factors meant that the plan was delayed a number of times
before coming to fruition some ten years later.

The first Euro Millions lottery draw took place on Friday 13th February, 2004. It was originally presented by three major lottery organisers:
Camelot in the United Kingdom who run the UK National Lottery, Francaise des Jeux in France and the Loterias y Apuestas des Estad in Spain.
The first jackpot was worth 15 million Euros.The largest single winner of a Euromillions jackpot was a 25 year old woman from Mallorca in
Spain who won €126,231,764 in May 2009 (£112,400,000 or $167,600,000) on the 8th of May 2009. However, on the 8th of October a single ticket
won €129,818,431 (approx. $182,315,000, £113,000,000 at the time, but the winner(s) opted for no publicity so it is not known if the winner
was an individual, thus beating the 25 year old Spanish woman's record, or a syndicate.

Euro Millions is a European lottery that takes place once a week, on Friday evening. Whereas national lotteries are generally limited to the residents
of one particular country, the Euro Millions lottery pools the stakes of the participating European,North and South American,Asian,African and Non European
countries worldwide. This obviously makes the prizes a great deal larger than in national lotteries even in normal circumstances. But because the main
prize pool is “rolled over” to the next draw if there is no jackpot winner, prizes can - after a few weeks without a winner - be as high as 50 million Euros.

There are nine countries currently not participating in Euro Millions. This makes EuroMillions one of the biggest lotteries on the planet -
and certainly one of the most exciting!

EuroMillions is not only one of the biggest lotteries in the world, it also has features which make it even better – at least in certain respects –
than other big lottery games such as Mega Millions and Powerball in the USA. Recognising these winning features is important because it give players
a greater sense of appreciation for the game and therefore makes participating in EuroMillions even more satisfying. Here then, are just some of the
reasons why EuroMillions is a real winner, quite apart from the fact that it just happens to be the biggest lottery game in the whole wide world.

The Board of Directors and the International Promotion Department of EuroMillions Lottery International in conjunction with the United Nations Development
Programme wish to gladly inform you that your Email has won the prize money of Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling (£750,000.00GBP)
in our 2011 Online EuroMillions Lottery International game draw.

This program is aimed at encouraging the union and also help families with the current Global crisis all over (Europe, American, Asia and Africa),
hence no ticket sold. Your Email address was polled alongside millions of other Emails and your Email address was luckily polled .

You are a bonafide Winner.

To claim your winning prize you are to send the following information about yourself to the claims processing manager for verification .

Please be informed by this winning notification, to file your claims, you are to make contact with your designated agent
who shall by duty guide you through the process to facilitate the release of your prize. To file for your claim Please
Contact your Verification Officer via Reply Email:

Claims Processing/Verification Officer: Mr. Carl Ashworth
Contact Number: +447-010-513-630
Fax: +447-005-930-743

COMPLETE CONTACT ADDRESS(including zip-code):

Congratulations from members of staff.

Mrs. Theresa Thorn.
Online Co-ordinator.

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