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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: "Jiangsu Textile Industry" <>
Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2016 08:44:35 +0100

Jiangsu Textile Industry (Group) Import & Export Co.Ltd
Address: 82, Zhongshan Dong Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu; Zip: 210002

Jiangsu Textile Industry (Group) Import & Export Co.Ltd is currently looking for a trustworthy applicant who has the capacity to work at home part time and still keep your full time job.Jiangsu Textile Industry (Group) Import & Export Co., Ltd
is a Chinese company that produces various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costumes. We have clients we supply weekly in Canada/USA.Our clients make payments for our supplies every week by check which are not readily cash able outside Canada and we need a representative to assist us in processing the payments. This will enable our cash to flow more quickly and therefore would not tie down our capital. I would be willing to employ you on contract basis to be my payment representative in Canada/USA.

We are going to make a statement of 5,187 monthly salary and other company benefits attached.
If you are interested to pick this off,kindly get back to us with required information below.

Name:____________________________________Last name:________________________________
State:______________________________Zip code:_________________________________
Country_________________________________Phone Number:_________________________
Marital Status:_______________________________Sex:______________________________________
Occupation:_________________________________Bank Account Name:_________________________________

Please Email your application to this

Email address:

Yours Faithfully,
Gerald Hoppe
Human Resource Manager,
Zonal Office, USA.

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