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2007-02-08 14:26:16 -
i have won my prize so now how i can get.


2007-02-08 11:53:22 -
i received the letter, it says, i won the lottery but i think this is scam


2007-02-07 14:29:08 -
i have won a lottary scam my number is 5 and i am connecting you to show me a way for collecting my price


2007-02-07 12:09:08 -



2007-02-07 08:21:19 -
I'm ahmed ghariep mouhamed & adress:egypt .suez.phone no:+20127415231
i resevied your message
please inform me what can i do to reseve my prize


2007-02-07 06:29:35 -
WHO HAS RECEIVED THAT
PRIZE?


WHY THE PRIZE
DOES NOT SERVE AS THE GUARANTEE
FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION OF PAPERS?


2007-02-07 06:19:38 -
please i was informed from my e-mail address that i won a cheque . please i dont know how i will go about it . full name Bifarin Ibitola
contact phone 08034453783
contact address p.o box 1274 ileraloro chemist ile ife osun state .
age 20
single
student
female
Nigerian
winning ticket 230-365-3071
serial no 710-43
lucky nos are 8,5,6,24,19,34 bonus number51
insurance no FLD718/470D/GMSA
please i will appreciate it if you can talk to me about the prize on my phone number for the main time pls
thanks ibitola


2007-02-07 06:05:10 -
hi,
i received mail that i won the lottery which is organized by YAHOO LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE by selectiing yahoo user online worth $300000.
this is scam nothing else.
please be carefull to providing your banking details to this kind of fraud mails.
regards
sanjay vadher


2007-02-07 02:40:25 -
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One might think that it is inconceivable that a person could fall victim to such a questionable scheme. People have, however, fallen prey to the scheme to such an extent, that it has forced a number of countries to set up specific units to deal with Nigerian letters. There are no reliable figures, which can be used to illustrate the extent of this scheme, as many of the victims do not report the incident due to the embarrassment that it may cause them.
Indicators of a possible Scam:
The letter will stress the urgency of the matter.

The confidential nature of the transaction is stressed.

Claims are made that the other parties are employed in, or have strong ties with the Nigerian Government or the Central Bank of Nigeria.

There may be a need to travel to Nigeria or one of its neighboring countries.

Many forged official-looking documents.

Blank letterheads, invoices and banking details are requested.

Additional fees are continuously requested in order to further the transaction.

Most letters will indicate that the transaction is 100% risk-free.
Precautionary measures
When one is considering entering into a business transaction with foreigners, the following precautionary measures can be taken which may help to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of an advance fee fraud:
Check the credentials of the person or business, for example with the relevant embassy, to see whether or not the person operates a legitimate business or that the business does exist.

Never provide the other party with blank letterheads or invoices.

Never pay anything in advance unless you are absolutely that goods or service are going to be delivered.

Ensure that your travel documents are in order.
Strategies - Anonymous Bank Accounts:
It has come to the attention of the South African Police Service that a scheme is active in the Johannesburg area, whereby any person can open an anonymous bank account in a European country.
There is no reference to a company name that supply this kind of a service except for a fax number with a Johannesburg dialing code. From the information to the SA Police Service’s disposal, this kind of conduct constitutes a transgression in terms of the Exchange Control Regulations.
Prospective account holders are cautioned to do necessary research regarding any scheme and to familiarize themselves with the legalities of South African Law, before they endeavor to partake in any scheme of this nature.
Further to be very careful when and to whom they disclose their bank details, because a risk might be involved.
Generally speaking the dilemma exists that victims who has fallen prey to schemes are reluctant to approach the SA Police Service for help afterwards, because they have participated in illegal activities.


2007-02-07 02:39:18 -
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Frequently Asked Questions
About the 419 Scam
http://www.saps.gov.za/_dynamicModules/internetSite/faqBuild.asp?myURL=221
Introduction:
Due to the number of Nigerian letters received around the world, it is necessary to make the general public aware of the problem so that they do not become victims of a possible scam. The so-called Nigerian Letter Scam is intrinsically an advance fee fraud. The fraud is also known as the 419 scam, as the fraud is outlined in Section 419 of the Nigerian Criminal Code. A fraudster, usually a member of a criminal syndicate who obtains money or goods from a company or its representative, through deception, operates the scheme.
The operation of the scheme:
The scam is initiated with the fraudster contacting a targeted company, either by fax or mail. A business proposal is made in the letter or fax, usually by a Nigerian based syndicate posing as senior government officials. They claim that they are in possession of a large amount of over-budgeted money, usually American dollars. The proposal entails the transfer of the over-budgeted money to a bank account outside of Nigeria, which is that of the targeted company. A plausible explanation is usually given for the transfer, although they basically appeal to the intended victim’s greed. The person receiving the letter or fax is generally promised a sizable percentage, between 20 and 35 percent, of the money transferred, as a commission, for the use of the bank account.
If the intended victim is interested in the deal, they are requested to forward a variety of paperwork which generally includes blank company letterheads which are duly signed, blank invoices, telephone and fax numbers, and especially bank account details. These being required to affect the transfer of the money into the bank account.
How money is obtained from victims:
Asking the victim to deposit money into a specified bank account to help cover expenses for completing the deal, which may include paying bribes to other parties in Nigeria.

Once the original fee has been paid, “complications” may arise which necessitate the payment of more fees.

Organizing a meeting in Nigeria and once the victim is in Nigeria, his passport is confiscated and he is detained until sufficient payment is received.

Using the bank details and official letterheads to transfer money out of the victim’s bank account and into an account and into an account under the control of the criminals.

Once the money is lost, an “official” may contact the victim on the pretext of helping the victim retrieve the lost money, which, in turn, also costs money.


2007-02-06 17:58:48 -
australia lotto lottery in'c inc send me mail you are true electroni selection email address it's true? please give me repply.


2007-02-06 17:41:22 -
i'm mrs rai
i risive 20th januwary 2007 from australia lotto lottery in'l inc you are a electronic selection email adresses scond catogory winner.they write cordnator mr carol jones and now a days dr terry gibeny is write mail from zenith bank plc.and they told me trasfer charg $1350. then i payment this charg.
what is this it is not chated me.please help me


2007-02-06 17:20:37 -
i'm risive australia lotto lottery in'l inc winning massage at 20 1 2007.they says it is electronic selection email addresses second catagory winner.and i'm procecing is this but please writ me answer detels about this.


2007-02-06 15:09:35 -
some one send me email that you won...!

the message is this...

You hereby have been approved a lump sum of US$250,000,00(DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize of US$200,000,000.00(DOLLARS) shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category. Also Joint with the winning is a complementary Issue of the new 2007 BMW 760 4DR LIMITED EDITION.
YAHOO LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.


YAHOO & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail we only select eight people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

You are to contact your Claims Agent on or before your date of Claim, Winners Shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre.
Yahoo Lottery Prize must be claimed no later than 25 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

These are your identification numbers:


Batch number.....................YM 09102XN
Reff number.......................YM35447XN
Winning number...................YM09788


These numbers fall within the European agent's Location file, you are requested to contact our Claims Department using the contact information below for more information on how you can claim your prize money, send your winning identification numbers to
them .
CLAIMS DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFO;



CONTACT PERSON:
+62817743655
E-mail: barrister_musa_luqman2007@yahoo.com,


Past winners round the world with full of excitment
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You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims department to facilitate their verification on your winning.

1. Full name..............

2. Country................

3. Contact Address........

4. Telephone Number.......

5. Marital Status.........

6. Occupation.............

7. Age....................


Congratulations!! once again.
Yours in service,




MRS CHRISTINA JAMES Dr. Gordon Brendan
(Public Relations Officer) (Lottery


2007-02-06 14:49:50 -
How I can get the prize????


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