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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: "" <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 08:15:47 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Holiday Post Promo

You have been singled out to compete for the Turkish Airlines International Post Promo in an International programs held this year, 2016.

Kindly Pick a Ticket Number of your Choice:

TICKET NUMBER:5054056781 TICKET NUMBER:1112455678 TICKET NUMBER:08946488994

TICKET NUMBER:5647601783 TICKET NUMBER:5647645673 TICKET NUMBER:78466490003

TICKET NUMBER:6005405678 TICKET NUMBER:7600540567 TICKET NUMBER:05678564760

TICKET NUMBER:5647605111 TICKET NUMBER:4006040001 TICKET NUMBER:60054064778

TICKET NUMBER:9647600670 TICKET NUMBER:6647600571 TICKET NUMBER:05405678564

TICKET NUMBER:1248405678 TICKET NUMBER:0006004055 TICKET NUMBER:56478760111

Good Luck!


-Do not listen to any email asking for your account information. The INTERNATIONAL POST PROMO/BOARD OF DIRECTORS will not ask you for your bank account information.

-The on-going INTERNATIONAL POST PROMO is an avenue to massively advertise our services to the world.

-This Promotion is endorsed and licensed by The International Gaming Board in collaboration with Turkish Airline.

-Note that Emails, Ticket Number, Serial Number and Reference Number will be selected at random selection with a proper sorting for FINAL selection for One Hundred and Fifty (150) Lucky Selected Winners.

IMPORTANT: If you receive this message in your JUNK or SPAM folder, is due to your network provider.

Muktar Travies

Copyright © 2016, International Post Promo.

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