joewein.net   joewein.de LLC
fighting spam and scams on the Internet
Try our spam filter!
Free trial for 30 days
  jwSpamSpy

Home
About Us
Spam
419/Nigeria
Fraud
Contact

"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.

Click here to report a problem with this page.

 

 

Please note about this email:

Fraud email example:

From: "Western Bierdoff" <westernbierdoffuk@msn.com>
Reply-To: jerryyang7@myway.com
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 13:18:31 +0000
Subject: COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
I am Mr. jerry yang ,Manager Director, WBIEC UK.We are acompany who deals on mechanical equipment,hardware and minerals,electrical products, Medical & Chemicals, light industrial products and office equipment, and export into Canada and America and Japan.
 
 We are searching for representatives/Collecting Agent who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Canada,America and Japan as well as making payments through you to us.
 
 Please if you are interested in transacting business with us we will be glad. Please contactus us for more information,Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative/collecting Agent in Canada ,America and Japan.
 Please if you are interested forward to us your phone number/fax and your full contact addresses.
 
 Thanks in advance
 
 please fil inthe blank spacesbelow:
 
 1.YourFull
 Names.....................................................
 2.Your Full ContactAddress
 ...............................................................
 
 3.State/Country.......................................................
 
 4.Your Phone/Fax
 Numbers......................................
 
 And send details to:
jerryyang7@myway.com
 Best Regards
 Mr. jerry yang
 MD/CEO
 
 WESTERN BIERDOFF IMPORT & EXPORT COMPANY
 
 TELL:+44 7023053820  +44 7023053823
 FAX :448712474246
 

Anti-fraud resources:

 

 

jwSpamSpy
Are you sick of spam too? Do you want it stopped now?
Try jwSpamSpy, the spamfilter we use to track the spammers!
Free 30-day trial version available now!