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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: "Mr Lil Song" <cmiec_company006@msn.com>
Reply-To: cmieh_company@walla.com
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 17:39:23 +0000
Subject: Representative Needed !

 
China Metallurgical Import
& Export Henan Company
27h Bao Feng Mansion,
299 Jingjiang Road,
Shanghai, CHINA,
TEL : 0351406202
FAX : 0351404324
www.cmiec.com
Att : Sir/Madam,
I am Mr.lil Song, the Secretary of ( CMIEC ) we are group of business men who deal on import and export raw materials into europe, america and Canada, we are searching for representative who can help us establish a medium of getting to our costumers in europe america and Canada as well making payment through you to us. we will be very glad if you can be our representative in your country and earn 10% of every payment made through you to us. if you are interested in transacting business with our company please fill and send the following information to our Vice President   for more details :
 
FULL NAME:...................................................
SEX/AGE:......................................................
COUNTRY:....................................................
MARITAI STATUS:.........................................
OCCUPATION:..............................................
TELL/FAX:....................................................
 
VICE PRESIDENT CONTACT DETAILS BELOW:
Vice president name : Mr.Chang Feng
Vice President Email:
cmieh_company@walla.com
Thanks
Secretary ( CMIEC )
 Mr.lil Song

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