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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: Frank Don <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 16:45:14 -1000
Subject: Part Time Job Offer {urgently} !!

Brisko Textile and Fabric Limited.
2a Ravensworth Road, Kensal Green,
London, NW10 5NR.

Dear Sir/ Madam,

My name is Frank Don, Ceo of Brisko Textile and Fabric Limited, An establishment that deals in

the Import and export of Cocoa butter cream,Rubber, Cotton and textiles and fabric materials, we are looking for a trustworthy representative in the United States that will aid as a link between us and our customers in the U.S.A. I would like to know if you are interested.

Respond only if you will like to work and get paid weekly without leaving or it affecting your present job. "PAY IS GOOD" Please if you are interested forward the following info to my email address which is:

FULL NAME_______________________

FULL ADDRESS____________________



ZIP CODE________________________




MARITAL STATUS__________________

On our receipt of the above details we shallforward to our customer/clients to immediately contact you for payment.

Note: To this endeavor, you will be entitled to a 10% commission for any cash that you collect on

our behalf!


Frank Don.


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