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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: "dr kun lao" <sunshinegroup_recruit9@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 02:37:52 +0000
Subject: EMPLOYMENT


TAI FAI GEMS &CRAFTS LTD
KWONG FAT COMMERCIAL BUILDING
582-588 CANTON ROAD YAU MA TEI
KOWLOON,HONGKONG
FAX: 852-301-00117
Hong Kong Business Directory Ref No : e314- 414
www.business-directory.com.hk/bfhk.htm

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Dr Kun Lao(mrs), We are a group of business men who deal on import and
export of raw materials into north America,UK and Australia. We are
searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting
to our customers in this regions as well as functioning as our paymaster.
If you are interested in working with us we will be glad.

Most of our customers pay out in cheques or money orders and we do not
have an account in your country that will clear this money. It is upon
this note that we seek your services to stand in as our
representative in your country.
Note that,As our representative, you will receive 10% of whatever
amount you clear for the company and the balance will be paid to us.
You also attract a nice monthly package in addition.If you are interested
in this transaction,forward to us the information below:
You must be 23years old or above.

FULL NAME:................................
COMPANY NAME:.......................
FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:.....................
SEX:.....................................
DATE OF BIRTH.............................
PHONE:...................................
OCCUPATION:...............................
FAX:.....................................
STATE/COUNTRY:..........................

contact us through our official mail address:
sungemtraders@yahoo.com

NOTE: We do not require any financial obligation from you.
Thank you.

Warmly,
Dr Kun Lao
Chief Marketing Officer
TAI FAI GEMS &CRAFTS LTD

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