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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:

Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:53:31 +0400
Subject: Job Vancancy IN Doha./ Happy Eid-El- Fitri

Horizon Arabia Group W.l.l, Doha Qatar
No.1091,1st Floor,Kaamco
Building, Suhaim Bin Hamad
Street, Al Sadd Qatar,

Re: Great offer in Qatar.

In response to our expanding operations in Qatar, we need the services of construction professional to work with us and actualize our Corporate goals. Consequently, we need Engineers, Architects, Surveyors, Electricians, Masons, carpenters, Landscape Architects, HSE Engineers, Crane Operators, Plumbers, Heavy Equipment Operators (drivers), HVAC Technicians and engineers, Foremen and supervisors,accountants, Teachers, Computer Scientists, secretaries and administrative officers. Our salary is attractive and accommodation is assured.

If interested, apply by attaching your CV (resume) and application letter to this email:

Yours Faithfully,

Mr.Abdul Al-Hasan
Human Resources Manager.

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