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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: "yu huang" <>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 18:17:12 +0000

From The Desk of:
Mr. Yu Huang, Ms. Linda Guo,
3001, Unit F, Zhongyi City Garden,
Linhe East Road, Guangzhou City,
Guangdong Province. China

Dear Sir/Madam,

It is my pleasure to write you in respect of our Company Walmat
Co., Ltd. China. Base in No 3001, Unit F, Zhongyi City Garden, Linhe
Road, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. China.Established in 1997.

Walmat Industrial Co., a specialized manufacturer of household
appliances, such as fan heaters, electric water kettles and party
With an annual production capacity of 1,800,000 pieces,we have become
one of
the leading manufacturers of small appliances in China. Having focused
research and development of innovative products, we are able to advance
the global market drastically by meeting customers' changing needs

Furthermore, We produce our molds based on American and European
standards. we are capable of undertaking. Our products have been sold
over the world, including materials; we export into the North America,
America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Eastern Asia, Mid East and

We are searching for a representatives who can work with us to help us
establish a medium of getting our funds from our costumers in these
areas as
well as making payments through you to us.

Please if interested in transacting business in view of helpings us, so
clients could make payment to you being a representative for us we will
very glad and compensations will be given and as well as other

Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to
your mode of which we will pay for your services as our
in North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe,
Asia, Mid East, Africa.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team or require more
information, please do not hesitate to contact us with the information
at e-mail address:

1 Your Full Name/ Age and Marital Status
2 Residence address/ Company Address
3 Phone Number/ Fax (if any)
4 Occupation, Company Name
6 Any valid identification acceptable
7 Present Country/ State/ Province and Zip Code

Selected Products

Grill, Fan Heater
Kettle, Fan Heater
Cordless Kettle
Fan Heater

On your receipt of the above details we shall forward only your contact
infomation to our customer/clients to immediately contact you with the
of payment.

Kindest Regards,
Company Director.
Mr. Yu Huang, Ms. Linda Guo.

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