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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:

Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:53:38 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: JOB OFFER

Head Office Maruti Suzuki,
India Limited Nelson Mandela Road,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
Board no.46781000


Your Resume has been selected from MONSTER.COM for our new plant. The
Company selected 62 candidates list for Senior Engineer, IT,
Administration, Production, marketing and general service Departments. It
is our pleasure to inform you that your Resume was selected as one of the
62 candidates short listed for the interview. The SUZUKI Company is the
best Manufacturing Car Company in India; The Company is recruiting the
candidates for our new plants in Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai.

Your interview will be held at The Company Corporate office in New Delhi
on 1th of September 2011 at 11.30am, you will be pleased to know that of
the 62 candidate’s selected 55 candidates will be given appointment,
meaning your Application can be in progress to the final stage. You will
have to come to the Company corporate office in New Delhi. Your offer
letter with Air Ticket will be sent to you by courier before the date of
interview. The Company can offer you a salary with benefits for this post
from 62, 000/- to 200, 000/- P.M. + (HRA + D.A + Conveyance and other
Company benefits. The Designation and Job Location will be fixed by
Company HRD at the time of final process. You have to come with
photo-copies of all required documents.
1. Full Names:
2. Contact Address:
3. Mobile Number:
4. Sex:
5. Age:
6. Photo-copies of Qualification Documents.
7. Photo-copies of Experience Certificates (If any)
8. Photo-copies of Address Proof
9. Two Passport Size Photograph.
You are require to make a REFUNDABLE cash security deposit of Rs.12,
800/-(Twelve Thousand Eight Hundred Rupees) as an initial amount in favour
of our company accountant name in charge of collecting payment. This
payment covers Registration,Interview,insurance, Processing & Maintenance
charges. The refundable interview security deposit of Rs. 12,800/- should
be paid through any [STATE BANK OF INDIA] OR [ICICI BANK] Branch closer to
you to our company accounting officer in charge. Account information will
be provided to you upon your response to this mail.

REASONS FOR INTERVIEW SECURITY DEPOSIT: This is a measure we have taken to
check bogus applications from unserious candidate who applies for job and
after we send them offer letter and air ticket and also make the above
mentioned arrangements in other to give them a comfortable interview they
fail to appear for the interview which is a huge loss to the company and
the interview becomes shabby and hence we fail to recruit the needed
manpower. But with your security deposit we will be assured that our
expenses will not be wasted. Please do comply with us, your refundable
security deposit will be returned back to you in cash immediately after
the interview is over at the very premises of the interview.

NB: You are advised to reconfirm your mailing address and phone number in
your reply. This Company will be responsible for all other expenditure to
you at the time of face-to-face meeting with you in the Company. The Job
profile, salary offer, and date -time of interview will be mentioned in
your offer letter.

Last date for security deposit is 9th of September 2011. The earlier the
deposit is made the earlier your position will be secured by the Company
HRD -direct recruitment manager.

Mr. Aiko Hiroko
HRD -direct recruitment manager.

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