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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 about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: "Anita Robert" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 15:18:54 +0000


Would you like to Work Online from home and get paid Weekly ? So i
want to know if you will like to work Online from home and getting
paid Weekly without leaving or Affecting your present Job?

We the Board members and Managing Director of (Leeds -Tech inc), we
are a group of business conglomerates who deal on import and export
electronics materials into Canada, America and Europe. We are
searching for a devoted and viable representative a Crediting agent
in Europe, Canada and America who is willing to establish a medium of
reaching out to our costumers in the Canada, America and Europe as
well as making payments. Through you to us; together we will build a
great business empire for a more fulfilling future for us all for
progress and mutual benefit.

Please e-mail the following contact to 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 in Canada, America and Europe. In order for us to
facilitate the conclusion of this proposal if accepted. Send
information via email to(

Your Name:
Telephone Numbers:
Identification (Passport/Drivers License):
National Origin:
Marital status
Home Address;
Yours truly,
Assistant Sales Manager
Mrs Anita Robert .


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