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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:

Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2018 06:13:09 -0700

Attn: Beneficiary

This is to inform you about the release of the 2017 International ABC Progr=
am LOTERIA, which was held on 22-12- 2017. Your Name and email address is a=
ttached to Pin Code: 51244 and ticket number: 2-102115 C with the serial nu=
mber: 51025-06011 which drew the lucky winning number of 5-1-2-4-4 and Impo=
rter 200. and won in the Second category. Therefore,a lump sum payout of =
=E2=82=AC 1.250,000.00 (One Million Two hundred and fifty thousand euros) i=
n cash is credited to REF:MJJ/768ES/18, BATCH N=C2=BA: 21017/ESP this is fr=
om a cash prize of =E2=82=AC 10.450,000.00 (Ten Million Four Hundred and Fi=
fty Thousand Euros) shared among the eleven international winners in the fo=
urth category. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

This ABC online lottery program was sponsor by google/yahoo/ and ot=
her online five stars rated companies, this program was set-up to encourage=
the active users of the Google/yahoo search engine/ancillary services and =
other online services, as this promotion is organised annually.

To begin your lottery claim, Contact your foreign clerk agent Luis Alvaro o=
r Maria Castillo, of Fidelity Finance Spain,Tel: +34 602 684 740,Fax:+3491=
1820328,Email: as he will advice you on the pro=
cess and the remittance of your winning fund on the provision specified by =
you. Do not forget that all winning prices must be claim before 29th. AUG 2=
018. After this date, the money is sent back to the Ministry of Economic Af=
fairs HACIENDA as unclaimed fund. =

NOTE: For further information about your winning, log-into our website:http=
l?importe=3D200 enter your winning number (51244) in the space of Comprueba=
tu d=C3=A9cimo, and enter 200 in the space of Importer(200) and click on B=
uscar(200 is the ticket price).Your winning will appear. Enclosed is paymen=
t processing form, please fill out and send it through e-mail or fax number=
+34911820328, =

Note: Once you have submitted the form and received your prize, please fill=
out the form again, indicate your representative and when your prize was a=

Please download the attached PDF document of the Winning Notification, fill=
out the form and send it back, by e-mail: and f=
ax number: +34 911 82 03 28.

Congratulations once again.

Kind Regards

Dr. Luis Ariza Sanchez
President Internacional Prize Department
ABC LOteria Board Espana

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