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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: "From China South Industries Group Corporation" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <mrnathanielch3@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 02:18:22 +0200
Subject: Contract Opportunity 25/10/2017

Contract Opportunity
Commission-5%
Job type-Contract
Duration:12months
Time Required:3-5 hours per week.
Role- Account Receivable Agent.

Hello President & CEO


We are currently recruiting companies/individuals on behalf of a large steel company located in china {China South Industries Group Corporation (CSGC)} for a number of account receivable agents in North America. As an Account Receivable agent, you will be responsible for collection of all account receivables due to the Company in North America to directly support sales operations.

This position does not affect your current job or business operations.

Please email us if interested in the role or have any questions on the role.

Regards
Nathaniel Cheong
China South Industries Group Corporation (CSGC)

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