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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:

Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 20:59:12 +0000
Subject: Business Notification

China National Arts & Crafts (CNAC)
Import & Export Corporation Rc./216870
27h Bao Feng Mansion,
299 Jinjiang road,Beijing China.

Dear Reader,

I sincerely Write to seek your Co-operation and trust in
respect to a business opportunity in our company.

We are a multinational firm in asia with headquaters
situated at the heart of Beijing China.We are into sales(Export)
of Arts & Crafts.
In the course of last year we made a turnover of some
thousands of dollars but at our yearly board meeting our
board of directors decided on increase in profit hence our reaching
out to credible individuals/companies

We have limited countries where our products are
been exported.Due to the quality of our products we have some
sucessfully few customers in America and Canada continent. Also, due to

the high demand for our products in America,Canada and Europe,we have
decided to move our products fully into the continent of
colombia,mexico,and Europe.
By so doing,we are searching for reliable persons/companies
who can act as a DISTRIBUTOR//RECEIVING OFFICER for us.
He/She will act as medium between our customers and us in
their established area.

If aprroved as our Representative, you are entitled to an
annual income of $25,000USD and 5% of whatever amount you receive from
customers who are making payments through you to us.Please if you are
interested in transacting business with Us, we will be very glad.
Please, forward to us your phone/fax number and your full
contact address or just state your interest.

Contact us via

For more information.
Thank you as we await your further response.

Only trustworthy & credible
individuals will be considered.

In Trust And Good Faith,
Mr.Wong Hong.
(Managing Director)


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