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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: "Web Recruits" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 02:06:09 +0800
Subject: Employment Opportunity With Stallion Hospital UK

Job Snapshot
Company: Stallion Hospital
Location: London, UK
Employee Type: Contract
Manages Others: No
Experience: Not Specified
Post Date: 19/07/2011


Our client (Stallion Hospital) has immediate employment opportunities and intends to invite experienced individuals/expatriates or consultancy firm capable of rendering expertise services. These career driven people are to apply for the various positions below:

Physician, Staff Nurses, Staff Midwife, Resident Specialist, Accountants, Health Workers, Radiograph, Pharmacist, Store keeper, Food service manager, chef, Medical records executives, Administrators,Human Resources Specialist, Medical Assistant, Office Assistant, Laboratory Support Staff, Surgical Technician, Occupational Therapist, Pathology & Lab Medicine Director, Physical Therapist, Electronics Operators, Network Systems Analyst, Customer Care, Security, Foreign/International Language Translators and many more others depending on your field of specialization.


A very attractive net salary paid in US$, Sterling or Euros equivalent depending on employee home country and currency preference with annual salary review.

. Quality single or family housing accommodation in company community.
. Free medical/dental care in ENGLAND or an part of the world for employee and family.
. Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status employment.
. Paid airfares allowing full flexibility with holiday travel.
. Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.
. Full access to some to some of the finest and social recreational facilities in United Kingdom.
. Life Insurance and Paid vacation.
. Official vehicle/Maximum security in work environment and housing community.

Interested candidates are to email their cv/resume and details of experience via email attachment to :


Webs Recruit

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