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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: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:30:02 +0200
Subject: Job Opening !!!

CBH Qingdao Co.,Ltd.
40 Hongkong M. Rd,
Qingdao,Shandong Province. China


Our company CBH Qingdao Company Limited, specializes in supplying
ingredients and additives for use in the feed and food industries.

Apart from offering a wide range of cost effective products, we have also
instituted 'Vendor Assurance Programs' in all product facilities of our
suppliers. Our highly professional technicians have good knowledge with
ISO,GMP reliability for every product.

As a highly motivated and fast growing company, we are interested in
Employing your services to act as our Payment/Collector Agent in your
region USA/SOUTH AMERICA/EUROPE/ CANADA, you will beentitled to 10%
agentship commission fee for every payment been recieved by you from our
Creditor.if you know you can Handle this Part Time Job Offer for us.

Do not hesitate to Provide with us your Complete Personal Information,as
we shall send you more information on this Duty as we hear from you.As you
are Entitled to a Total of 10% agentship commission fee the Payment
methods,varies as it is done, our clients can send varous type of Payment
to you which consist of,(Business Checks,Cashiers Check).

We await the reply of your next mail so that we can expedite action on the

Thanks for understanding and till then remain bless.


CBH Qingdao Co.,Ltd.
A2/11F,40 Hongkong M.Rd,
Shandong 266071 China.

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