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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 personal <info@opersonal.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 18:10:21 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: JOB OFFER


JOB OFFER
EMAIL:infotammy@aim.com

Dear Sir/ Madam

The Craft Centre & Design Gallery in the UNITED KINGDOM needs more FINANCE
CO-ORDINATORS in the United States due to increase in our Clients.It is an
online job that would not affect your present job.We produce several Art
materials and We sell our Products within and outside European Countries also to
the Western countries.
There have been difficulties when Selling to the United States of America due to
their mode of payment, they often pay with a Postal Money Orders and checks that
can only be cashed in united state, which cause delay in realisation in the
United Kingdom.As a result,it has imposed a burden since we have limited Staff
in US and this has affected Accountreconciliation and turn over grossly.
We need Responsible, Legitimate and Trustworthy Persons in the States to work as
FINANCE CO-ORDINATORS to assist us in processing the Payments from our Customers and we offer a very
attractive Remuneration package and good carrier prospects.
JOB DETAILS:1
. Upon verification of your application and found satisfactory,yourcontact
details shall be given to our Clients in your vicinity in respect of their
further payment.
2. Contact us as soon as payment is received by you.An instruction shall be
given to you further on how to get the funds to our company.
3. Your Remuneration shall be 10% of each payment received.
4. A good customer relationship is expected from you.
These are Legitimate Transactions between our Customers and our Company
Representatives over the years and there is no legal risk as these are Payments
for Goods already bought and delivered.Upon good conduct you are eligible to be
a permanent staff of The Craft Centre & Design Gallery.Prospective finance
co-ordinators should forward the following info:EMAIL:infotammy@aim.com
1.Full names
2.Phone number/fax
3.Full contact address
4.Marital status and Age
5.Nationality
6 company mame
7 bank name
ANYONE BELOW 21 YEARS OF AGE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OFFER.
Warmest Regards
Tammy Wash
EMAIL:infotammy@aim.com

Human Relations Officer.
Hayley Walker - Director
Jane Needham - Manager
Tammy Wash- Human Relations Officer
Laura Bairstow - Jewllery Co-ordinator
Samantha Bryan - Exhibitions & Educational Co-ordinator
Lesley Barrett - Hand-Made Card Selector
Janet Chin - Gallery Assistant
NOTE : ANY FORM OF IRREGULARITY OR FRAUDULENT ACT WOULD NOT BE CONDOLED.

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