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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: "Mr. Paul Gibson" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 19:45:02 -0300

Do you have access to the internet and have up to two hours spare time
per-day? if YES, you can get paid.

Would you like to work part time or full time online from home and get
paid weekly? If yes, take your time and read the below job proposal

ESP Technologies Group Ltd is a diversified technology and manufacturing
company, dealing with aerospace products and services; control
Technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive product
based in, England, United Kingdom

We currently have an opening for part or full time employees for our
ever-growing Accounts Receivable Department in The United States and
Canada. If this sounds like you, please read on, And consider becoming
part of our family.

The position of Accounts Receivable officer entails the following duties:

1.Remittance of funds to your financial institution by our clients
2. Forward 80 percent of funds received to one of our branches and
keep the remaining 20 percent as your wage

Our payment mode will be on commission and salary basis, for every
assignment in form of payments Received from clients, you're entitled to
20% of the total worth of the payment which excludes the cost of
processing Western union or moneygram to any of our regional office Accountant and
also $1000 salary will come at every month end


Interested applicants should reply with
Full name:
Full address: ( not accepted)
State, zip code:
Bank Name:

Kindly email the above requested information. Once received,our Human Resource Manager will contact you through email stating the status of your application

Please specify the best way to contact you in your reply to

Paul Gibson.
Director, Human Resource Department
ESP Technologies Group Ltd.

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