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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: "LONDON RUSSELL HOTEL" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:53:24 +0530
Subject: JOB VACANCY!!!

  1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury,
       London, WC1B 5BE, UK.
This is a great opportunity for hardworking candidates outside the United Kingdom; who wish to work here in the United Kingdom in different skill labour such as Primary Skill Labour (PSL), Secondary Skill Labour (SSL) and Semi Skill Labour(SSL2) under the management of our company. Our hotel is eagerly looking for successful candidates to occupy the vacant position in the Russell Hotel, London, United Kingdom.
Resident Staff Doctor __ 9,300 Pounds Monthly
Deputy Manager (Operations) __ 9,000 Pounds Monthly
Banquet Sales Executive / Manager __ 9,000 Pounds Monthly
Restaurant Manager __ 9,000 Pounds Monthly
F & B Manager __ 9,000 Pounds Monthly
Marketing/ Sales Manager__8,400 Pounds Monthly
Accountant __ 8,500 Pounds Monthly
Auditors _ 9,000 Pounds Monthly
Network/Database Administrator __ 7,500 Pounds Monthly
Electrical engineer__ 7,500 Pounds Monthly
computer engineer/Web Developer __ 7,500 Pounds Monthly
Maintenance/Utility Engineer/Managers __ 7,500 Pounds Monthly
Account Officers __ 6,000 pounds Monthly
Supervisors __ 6,000 pounds Monthly
Front Office / Guest Relations Executive / Manager 7,000 Pounds Monthly
Travel Desk Manager 7,000 Pounds Monthly
Front Office / Guest Relations __7,000 Pounds Monthly
Customer Care Officer __ 6,500 Pounds Monthly
Continental/Intercontinental dishes Cook & Chef
Chef De partie __ 8,500 Pounds Monthly
Executive Sous Chef / Chef De Cuisine _9,300 Pounds Monthly
Sous Chef _7,300 Pounds Monthly
Housekeeping Executive / Assistant __ 5,700 Pounds Monthly
Cashier / Receptionist __ 6,000 Pounds Monthly
Bartender __ 5,700 Pounds Monthly
Room attendant __ 5,400 pounds Monthly
Housekeeping _ 5,700 Pounds Monthly
Waiter/Waitress/ Sales attendant __ 6,000 Pounds Monthly
Steward __ 5,500 Pounds Monthly
Host / Hostess __ 5,500 Pounds Monthly
Kitchen Assistant __ 5,200 pounds Monthly
Computer Operators __ 5,000 Pounds Monthly
Security officers __ 5,000 Pounds Monthly
Drivers __5,500 Pounds Monthly
Cleaners __ 4,500 Pounds Monthly
*Your age must be 18 years and upward.
* Generally your education must be above secondary education.
*Must be reliable and trustworthy.
*Must be law-abiding and adhere strictly to the Rules and regulations guiding the operations of the Hotel.
*Those seeking for higher position such as Human Resource Manager, Assistant Manager e.t.c, must have must obtained qualification And working experiences which could be relevant to the position being Sort for; Freshers can also apply. Successfully applicants will be given adequate managerial training.
Application will be treated on first come first served basis; the earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting your desired job. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
The Hotel Management offer every selected candidate free Air Ticket, free accommodation ,and feeding only. Candidates will only responsible for his/her Visa processing and charges in his/her respective Country.
If you are interested to work with us; please send your CV (resume) via email to:
Contact Person: Mr. Rice Micheal {Human Resources Manager}
Direct Desk Tel: +44 871 9961 095
Thank You.
Signed: Hotel Management.
                                                      COPYRIGHT, 2011. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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