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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: "info_shanghai company" <shanghaicompany156@gmail.com>
Reply-To: matroc_ukoffice1@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 17:52:41 -0700
Subject: PAYMENT AGENT WANTED


*Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Company., Ltd.
158 jiajian road,Shanghai
Tel:+86-21-599004645878,59794036947
Mobile:+86- 1360717261969
Fax:+86-21-597903241


Hello,
I represent Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Co., Ltd, Is a
company based in Shanghai , which specialize in high quality technical
ceramic products and export into the Canada/America and Europe. Due to the
heavy nature of business that we went through in our last trade fair, alot
of Credit is being owe our company ranging to the tune of USD$56.5 million.
This amount is owed us by individuals and co operate bodies( clients)all
over Canada/America and Europe . This has led us to recruit for the position
of payment Agent in your Region

REQUIIREMENT FOR POSITION ARE:
.Honest, Responsible and Dedicated
.Having no problem with the Authorities
.Having a Functional Bank Account to receive payment (Company Account is an
advantage)
.Having a Reliable Business and Mobile Phone

While working for us you are supposed to receive payments from our clients
from the information forwarded to you from the procurement office in UK.
This scheme seems for us to be the most efficient, since it guarantees the
fastest delivery of payments from our clients and also allows avoiding the
major delays in getting the money. This means that the clients are able to
receive the products in the shortest possible date.

WHAT IS YOUR INTEREST?
You will get 6-10% commission from the whole sum of every transaction by
you. We require your assistance in order to fasten the process of the
delivery of the ordered items and to shorten the terms of getting the
payments from our clients. Working for us, you are not only making money for
yourself,you are also helping thousands of people around the world in need
of ceramic materials for their Household and industrial use.
If you are interested in this Position,Send confirmation email to
Engr Tony jackson ,the Procurement Officer in Uk : at **
matroc_ukoffice1@yahoo.co.uk* <matroc_ukoffice1@yahoo.co.uk>* , telephone
Nos:(44)703-184-4059 with the following details: *

*FULL NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
TEL/FAX NUMBER:
EMAIL:
AGE:
MARITAL STATUS:
FAMILY SIZE:
PRESENT EMPLOYER:
OCCUPATIONAL STATUS:
PRESENT INCOME:
COUNTRY:
CAN YOU TRAVEL OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY (Y/N):

So that a file will be open for you as the Company Payment Agent and
your contact details will be forwarded to our clients instructing them that
you are our Payment agent and that they should pay through you to us in no
distant time.
He is waiting to hear from you soonest.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr Antonio Fu
Executive Director
Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Co., Ltd.

PLEASE NOTE:
SEND YOUR COMFIRMATION MAIL TO Engr Tony Jackson @
**matroc_ukoffice1@yahoo.co.uk* <matroc_ukoffice1@yahoo.co.uk>

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