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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: "T2" (may be fake)
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2019 18:02:19 +0200
Subject: TEL/TK-30.

TELE2 Nederland
PostBus 22697,1100DD.

Confidential Number:TEL/GR-30.

The sum of Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euro with a Samsung Ativ Book9 lite and a Samsung Galaxy S10+ have been awarded to you from
Tele2 database of telephone and internet email users from which your email address was attached to the winning Confidential


Contact our with your winning Confidential number and required information for transfer below.

Claims Agent /Officer.
Oscar Bravo (Mr.)
Directline: +31-684-321-161.
Contact Email:

Provide required information:
Full Names:
Country of Residence:
Tel number:
Mode of Payment: (Bank Transfer,Bank Cheque or Personal Claim)

Note that any leakage of your winning notification resulting to a double claim will automatically forfeit your winning prize thus we
advise you to keep your winning notification message confidential and away from public notice to prevent double claims or impersonation
until after remittance to you.

Your's Faithfully,
Dorcas Van Eggo.(P.R.O)
Tele2 Nederfland

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This information is directed in confidence solely to the person named above and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. This
information may not otherwise be distributed, copied or disclosed. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender
immediately via a return e-mail and destroy original message.Thanks for your cooperation.

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