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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:
- An email address listed inside this email has been used in a known fraud before.
- This email uses a separate reply address that is different from the sender address. Spammers use this to get replies even when the original spam sending accounts have been shut down. Also, sometimes the sender addresses are legitimate looking but fake and only the reply address is actually an email account controlled by the scammers.
- This email message is a 419 scam. Please see our 419 FAQ for more details on such scams.
- This email lists mobile phone numbers. Use of such numbers is typical for scams because they allow criminals to conceal their true location. They can receive calls in an Internet cafe from where they send you emails, while pretending to be in some office.
- +447024054672 (UK, redirects to a mobile phone in another country)
- This email lists free webmail addresses. Use of such addresses is typical for scams. Lotteries, banks and any but the smallest of companies do not normally use such addresses. Criminals use them to anonymously send and receive email at Internet cafes.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (email address has been used in a known fraud before)
Fraud email example:
From: "Sales Department" (may be fake)
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:40:49 -0700
Subject: New Offer: Brand New Apple iPhone 4 at $400USD
MOBILE PHONES EXPRESS LIMITED.
The New Apple iPhone 4 is the latest version of the iphone series and they are are brand new, original, unlocked, sealed and comes in its original box from its Manufacturer APPLE. We also sell the Apple iPhone , 3Gs/ 4Gs 16GB/ 32GB. The iPhone and PS 3 comes with an International warranty of 12 months and are they are also made in the United States of America. The iPhones also come with the following:Cellular and wireless ,Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR,GPS, Assisted GPS,In the box, iPhone 3G & 4G, Stereo Headset with mic, Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation, Cleaning/polishing cloth, SIM eject tool.
Here s a Price List for the Most Selling products we have in stock now:
Apple iPhone 3G 8GB cost only $250USD
Apple iPhone 3Gs 16GB cost only $300USD
Apple iphone 3Gs 32GB cost only $350USD
Apple Iphone 4G 16GB Cost only $380USD
Apple Iphone 4G 32GB Cost only $400USD
Apple iPhone 4 Cost only $400USD
Apple iPad with Wi-Fi - 16GB cost only $300USD
Apple iPad Wi-Fi 32GB cost only $350USD
Apple iPad with Wi-Fi - 64GB cost only $400USD
Apple iPad Tablet PC 64GB Wifi + 3G (Unlocked) cost only $550USD
Apple iPad 2 Tablet PC 64GB Wifi + 3G (Unlocked) cost only $600USD
BLACK BERRY PRODUCTS
Blackberry Bold 9000 cost $300USD
Blackberry Storm 9500 cost $350USD
Blackberry Bold 9700 $370USD
Blackberry 9800 Torch Unlocked 3G Cost $400USD
Play Station 3 (80GB) cost only $300USD
Nokia N97 Unlocked cost $330USD
Nikon D700 12MP DSLR Camera cost $1000USD
Nikon D3s 12MP Digital SLR Camera cost $1,800USD
Nikon D90 12MP DSLR Camera cost only $500USD
Nikon d5000 12MP DSLR Camera cost $400USD
Samsung i900 Omnia cost only $350USD
Apple MacBook Pro Notebook [ MA611LL/A ] cost $970USD
Note: We have promos on right now, if you buy 3 units, we give you 1 free unit and we would also offer you a Free Shipping to your location via FedEx.
We ship via FedEx, DHL, UPS and it would take only 48 hours to your door step world-wide.
You can call and check our Website for more details.
Contact Number: +44)702 405 4672
Contact us for more information:
MOBILE PHONES EXPRESS LIMITED