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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: "Richard A Simonson" <nokiacashsplashpro2012e@nokia.com>
Reply-To: "Richard A Simonson" <nokiacashsplashpr011@live.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:28:32 +0100
Subject: Very Important

New Page 4

Dear info3zone@io3a.org,

You or someone entered your information on our web Ad for the 2012 Nokia Cash Splash Promo and we are using this medium to officially notify you that the result of the promo was recently released as shown below:

S/N Winners List Amount Won Ticket Number Status
1  mohamed.tinshah@shell.com 700,000.00 GBP Confidential Unclaimed
2 info3zone@io3a.org 400,000.00 GBP NOK81124TF Unclaimed
3 ellen.fedrick@bluewin.ch 200,000.00 GBP Confidential Unclaimed

We are happy to inform you that you are our second prize winner and you won 400,000.00 GBP (Four Hundred thousand Great British Pounds) at this promo. Your ticket number is NOK81124TF. Please take note of your ticket number as it will be needed for verification.

To receive your prize money as soon as possible, simply fax us the following information for verification:

1. Your Full names 2. Residential/Office address 3. Phone number 4. Fax number 5.Email address 6. Occupation 7. Ticket number

Your prize money will be released to you as soon as you have faxed the above information to our office for verification. Our fax number is +44-700-593-1003. The required information should be sent via fax only.

Bear it in mind that you won big in this promo because you are one of our valuable customers. However, if you wish to decline the receipt of your prize money, you are to notify us on time so that the opportunity will be given to another Nokia phone user.

WARNING: Because of numerous fraudulent schemes going around the internet, confidentiality should be accorded at all times. You are expected to keep the news of your winning and your ticket number to yourself until you have received your prize money. This is to avoid false claims and abuse of the program. Nokia Corporation will never ask you to pay any fee before you receive your prize money.

You can call +44-702-405-4836 if you wish to speak to someone from our office.

Congratulations!!!

Richard A Simonson
Chief Financial Officer
Nokia Corporation - UK

Tel: +44-702-405-4836
Web: http://www.nokia.com
 



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