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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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Fraud email example:

From: "michaelfreds@terra.es" <michaelfreds@terra.es>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 06:49:15 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: JOB OFFER



Good day,
My name Micheal Fredson and i work for Global mineral sourcing agency in Asia/Africa/Europe. Our main factory is located in Asia where we extract raw Gold and Diamond.Am the one appointed in cordinating any payment that we are expecting from any of our client in usa and canada.The cost of coming to your location to get payments is very expensive,we spend up to $1,300 in buying tickets only.And that is why we need a representative in your location who will be handling the aspect of getting payment on our behave instead of we coming down there that will cost us much money.We are willing to pay 10% per every payment you receive.You can still keep your regular job while you work for us.We are currently working on creating our website so that we can put more details about us on our website.

All you have to do is help us receive payments from our customers in your present location.These payments are in checks,or bank transfers and you be instruct on where to send the funds you have cashed to.As soon as you have been employed you will have access to the company conference that take place in New York and some other part of America and Europe.But the problem we are having is trust because we need someone that is honest and trustworthy,But we have our way of getting anyone that get away with our money,That is why we let the FBI branch in Washington DC USA get involved.So that our payment and money can be secure and safe.

Kindly contact me back on my personal email address gmsaltd@aol.com with your full name,full contact home address,age and sex including phone number if you are interested.Then i will get back to you with what the company says about your interest in working with us.

Regards,

Micheal Fredson
Global mineral sourcing agency(GMSA)





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