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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: "Ministerstvo Energie (Amogm 2011 - Conference)" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <admin@minenergov.ru>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 15:31:40 +0400
Subject: ANNUAL MOSCOW OIL & GAS MEETING 2011

Interested,Co-operated and Independent Petroleum & Gas Companies,organizations,agents and firms are specially invited
to attend the ANNUAL MOSCOW OIL & GAS MEETING WITH OPEC.
Meeting is organized by the Government of the Russian Federation and Ministry of Energy & Gas in collaboration with the
Russian Petroleum Company OAO Rosneft and Gas Sector.

There will also be Conference and Exhibitions for interested Companies in the Oil & Gas Sectors

BENEFITS:
-At meeting closure, BROKERS CERTIFICATE and LICENSE will be awarded to participants.
-Business Investments and Partnership Opportunity.
-Plus free E-Visa to meeting participants to the Russian Federation.

TOPIC: "HOW TO BECOME A BROKER IN THE RUSSIAN PETROLEUM & GAS ECONOMY": Acquiring trade affiliations, orders
and mandates"

Date: 25th-28th June, 2011.
Time: 10:30 GMT (+3)
Venue: Renaissance Moscow Hotel and Convention Center.
Address: Olympiski prospect, 18/1,
Moscow, 129110 Russian Federation

For more details, kindly contact:
Registrar: Tatyana Yurievna - admin@minenergov.ru

http://www.minenergov.ru/
Energy Ministry, Russian Federation.

Request for registration forms and information for interested companies/persons wishing to participate at the upcoming meeting.

Delegates and exhibitors hail from Angola, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Ghana, India, Italy, Korea, Madagascar, Malta,
Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Russia , South Africa, UAE, UK, USA and Zimbabwe.

National Sponsors:
-Gasprom LTD.
-Russ oil & Gas.
-Neft 21.
-Chevron.
-Siberineft
-Exxon.
-Mobil.
-TNK-BP.
-Lukoil.



Regards,

Yelena Khardashova
Energy Ministry
Russian Federation



For more inquiries visit http://amogm2011.webs.com/

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