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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: "Payment Department" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:54:41 -0700
Subject: RE : Career Builder Job Seeker


I just came about your email address through an online email listing and I would be very interested in offering you apart-time paying job in which you could earn allot without quitting your present Job or having problem with your employers. Our company Esources UK{}. Needs representatives in Australia, Germany, USA and Canada. We would want to know if you would like to work online from home and getting paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job?You are not required to pay any registration fee or pay for any application form before you get employed. Instead of paying for anything you will be receiving your weekly salary as soon as you get started. In case you are considering of taking our offer, statistics show that 40-60% of north American and Canadian work force by the year 2010 will be earning more having extra jobs and working from home! Get a jump on your future, earn an extra income and secure a job with us.

1. Receive payment from Clients (Money Orders or Bank Checks, wire transfer)
2. Cash Payments
3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to our office in the United Kingdom, Asia or any of our clients in other country.

Annual Income: 24,000 USD from 10 percent of payments received from our client.

Top 5 earnings for the last month:

David J. Adams, NY - 25,159.00 {917-267-7655}Phone
Brian L. Jones, MA - 45,066.00 {617-297-2824}phone
John Johnston, IL - 52,811.00
Jenny Mc Kinney, CA - 10,980.00
Rose Likes, NJ - 39,121..00 {908-998-2707} Phone
William David- Canada - 56,121.09


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