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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: "Click to Get Commission" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2012 18:50:43 +0800
Subject: It's ALL Done For You ... = NO WORK = $512,678.91 = GRAB IT = NO More Cr*p!

I'm not joking…

I watched this video and it brought tears to my eyes…


It shows how some normal, regular guys…

With no skills, no money and no websites…

Were able to pull in over $4,587.68 per DAY…

And change their lives PERMANENTLY


Trust me, i'm not the emotional type but when
you see normal, everyday people…

With huge debts and families to feed…

Finally enjoying real life success like this,
it effects you…


This video even shows you how YOU can
do EXACTLY the same…

And remember, you'll need NONE of these:

* NO costs

* NO products

* NO websites

* NO experience

* NO technical skills

To pull in thousands of dollars from ANY
affiliate program.

These guys make literally millions of dollars
from Amazon AND Clickbank…

And they show you exactly HOW they do it here


Watch it now before it gets pulled…

(I've heard it may be deleted very soon)


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