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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: "Keans Group Corp. " <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:07:24 +0800
Subject: Re:USB flash car mouse boat mouse

Hi there:

Now we have beautiful car mouse & USB flash & power bank etc.

We have more than 100 models car mouse & 500 models customized the USB Flash driver.

Our products are ideal as corporate gifts for customers, employees or conference participants.

They are extremely reliable and comfortable business tools and can be customized with logos, web site details, or themes of your choice.

We can print your logo for car mouse & power bank and make customized USB flash for MOQ 50 pcs.

Since 1999 we supply full service design,artwork,export etc. and have the good prestige.

We will be happy to arrange an immediate quote or alternatively e-mail us.

Best regards

Keans Advanced Technology CO.,LTD.
Email: ,

Senior Professional Supplier 15th years in Car shape Gift. - CES Show Most Innovative/Best Creative Concept!

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