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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: Michael Morgan <info@info.com>
Reply-To: <michaelllmorgan199@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2013 09:58:37 -0600
Subject: (HIRING!!!FORWARD**RESUME)

Hello,
We are looking to employ a work-at-home Financial Assistant/Secretary, who
can handle billings full inventory of monthly payments and other activities
Routed through him/her worldwide.
Our company, Car Shop Inc is a notable and highly reputable manufacturing
and large departmental store company based in the United State with
varieties of products needed worldwide. With research and development fully
grounded in customer feedback, we are an industry leader in quality product
reliability and customer satisfaction.
JOB RESPONSIBILITY
The position of Accounts Receivable officer entails the following duties
Coordinate payments from our clients, receive payments which comes
Inform of certified checks or money orders, process payments
at your local bank, and forward 90% of funds received to the proper branch office,
as instructed. The remaining 10% is your wage; also you are entitled to a monthly salary
of $1500.00, which comes at the end of every month. Since this position is need-based,
you will have plenty of free time while enjoying a good income.
 
BENEFITS:
*Medical Allowance: Health/Medical Plan and Dental Plan available
*IRA after a year of dedicated service
*Leave: You go vacations like the full staffs, while you still get your monthly salaries
*Convenience: It's a work from home, anywhere in the US.
 
REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
*Be computer savvy and be detail oriented, Excellent command of the English language (written and *verbal), Process Improvement, Organization, Multi-tasking, Problem Solving, Presenting Technical *Information, Analyzing Information, Decision Making, Informing Others
INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD REPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING DETAILS TO GET STARTED ASAP. (michaelllmorgan199gmail.com)
Full name: ............
Address:  ..............NOT PO BOX
City.: .....................
State.:....................
Zip Code.................
Occupation..............
Age........... .............
Phone numbers........
Email address..........
We appreciate your interest in Car Shop Inc
Hiring Manager,
Michael Morgan.
 

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