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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: "Rosneft" <rosneft-oilcomp@excite.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 05:35:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: RE: ERR571




Dear VICTIMNAME,

Rosneft Oil Company is an incorporated company having its registered office in Russia.Over a period of 10 years, Rosneft has become one of the leading Russian oil companies, and will soon play a significant role in the global energy market.Rosneft currently comprises over 40 subsidiaries located in almost all of Russia’s regions, although our main strategic regions are the North-West, Siberia, the Far East and the South of European Russia. Rosneft ranks first amongst all Russian oil companies in terms of profits and investments per ton of raw materials extracted, and is in the top three in terms of total production volumes



Taking into account the experience of the world’s major fuel companies, Rosneft has been continually diversifying its activities all over the world. International partnership allows the company to realize additional profits and prove its strategic stability,giving employment opportunities worldwide.

The company’s future plans involve the implementation of major Representatives all over the world. Potential consumers of the company’s products are the countries of Europe, America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Mutually beneficial partnerships, and cooperation with international Applicants/representatives and corporations with interests in Rosneft's Customer services are therefore essential. The creation of a favorable Job opportunities over the world is one of Rosneft’s strategic targets.

Rosneft’s HR policy is aimed at creating a highly qualified and self-motivated team and developing a positive corporate culture. The company tries to attract promising employees,partners and representatives and ensure that the average age of its staff remains young.

Please,not that your primary duties is payments/funds collection from our customers in your region/locaton.Your will be sent the employee evaluation form,and you are to obtain Rosneft's partnership deed of agreement and power of attorney from Rosneft's Attorney,to give your transactions with our customers legality.

If you are interested in working with Rosneft as an international partner or representative

send the following personal information of yours NAME.............................................. CONTACT ADDRESS...................................

AGE/SEX:.......................................... Marital STATUS:................................... STATE/COUNTRY..................................... TEL/FAX NUMBERS................................... COMPANY NAME (If any).............................

OCCUPATION........................................ CURRENT EMAIL..................................

We look forward to working with you in the future, and hope you will find your employment at Rosneft Oil Company a rewarding experience.

Best of luck,

Ed Benack

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