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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:

From: "Mrs. Jim Chong" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 01:14:32 +0300
Subject: Represent Us.

Dear sir/Madam

always remember what you doing it for and if it aint worth dying for then you dont wanna be in it
Our company, Euro-China, TRIM Intl. Trading and Sino Trade Co. is the consultancy company for project contracting, construction, energy, casting, technology transferring, procurement and trading activities especially from China and other countries. Trim Trade and Sino Trade Co. specialized in large-scale projects contracting; complete sets of equipment providing, projects designing and constructing, machinery and equipment R & D and manufacturing, as well as internal and international trading. Service contracts of Trim Intl. Trade cover such diverse fields as industry, agriculture, communications and transportation, energy, steel, casting, building, light industry, automobile, ship-building, mining, metallurgy, and aerospace industries The headquarter office is in Beijing - China and represented worldwide. We have our annex/accounts office in Turkey. We are in need of credible individuals and corporate bodies in Europe and the Americas to represent its interests with some companies that export products from

As the head of human resource department/personnel manager/chief recruitment officer,
I have been mandated to seek individuals and corporate bodies in North America and Europe for this purpose. We were able to get your email address with the help of a market research based on your country. Representatives will act as intermediaries between us and customers in their country of residence. Representatives may also receive payments on our behalf also help in placing orders for goods and services that we may require in their country of residence. You shall be paid a commission of 15% for your service(s). We guarantee you at least a minimum of $5,000 monthly as a part time worker and can reach $30,000 based on the volume and experience as time goes on. you also have the opportunity to be on retainer ship with us, by agreeing to carry out our company legal obligations in north America(particularly in United States of America)This option has being considered by the board of the company, because we are yet to complete the process of registration of our company in Europe and the Americas.

If interested please send your name, address, phone/cell phone number and fax to
Mr. Peter Williams at:

in charge of North American operations

Thank you.
Mrs. Jim Chong (Head Human Resource/Public Relations Department),
TRIM Intl.Trading and Sino Trade Co.

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