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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: "Tran Export Company Limited" <tranexport2001@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: tranexportcoy007@yahoo.com.hk
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 16:53:11 -0500
Subject: Home Employment

TRAN EXPORT COMPANY LIMITED TRAN EXPORT CO.LTD
Effective management and marketing solutions

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr Thomas Lee, Managing Director Tran Export Co., Ltd. We are an
Export Company based in China. Our company has obtained your contact details
from well established recruitment bureau. We thought that you could be
attracted to a part time job from home position with our well established
company.

AIM: Project coordinator needed.
Currently we are expanding and have a limited number of job opportunities
available. There is no start-up cost or any other fee to begin working with
us. We need you to establish a medium of receiving payment from our
customers/clients.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO:


1.Set up an effective Relationship with our customer/client:
This office could be your residence; the only requirement is that you should
be able to receive mail and telephone calls.
2.Assist general managers to make the financial transactions from the
customers/clients:
Receive the correspondence from our company or clients to his/her
residential address, answer project related e-mails.

ADVANTAGES:


You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor
right from your home office.
Your job is absolutely legal.
You can earn 10% of any Amount paid by our client/customers depending on
time you will spend for this job.
You do not need any capital to start.


APPLICATION:


Your confidential details will be used only within our company. Every
perspective employee, who suits our requirements, will be contacted by our
company’s executive to carry out a basic phone or email interview. During
the interview you will be able to ask any questions you might have.
To continue with the application process please fill in the form below and
send it back to our email:tranexportcoy007@yahoo.com.hk

First Name:
Last Name:
Occupation:
Company Name:
Age:
Mailing Address:
State:
City:
Zip code:
Tel.no:
Fax no:
E-mail:

Additional information about yourself :


Regards
Thomas lee,
Marketing Officer
(TRAN EXPORT CO.LTD)
TRAN EXPORT COMPANY LIMITED

_________________________________________________________________
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