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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:
- This email uses a separate reply address that is different from the sender address. Spammers use this to get replies even when the original spam sending accounts have been shut down. Also, sometimes the sender addresses are legitimate looking but fake and only the reply address is actually an email account controlled by the scammers.
- This email message is a 419 scam. Please see our 419 FAQ for more details on such scams.
- This email lists mobile phone numbers. Use of such numbers is typical for scams because they allow criminals to conceal their true location. They can receive calls in an Internet cafe from where they send you emails, while pretending to be in some office.
Fraud email example:
From: "DENIS SMITH" (may be fake)
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:27:06 -0000
Subject: VINCI CONSTRUCTION LTD UK
Dear Sir / Madam,
VINCI Construction UK designs and builds throughout the world of major civil engineering works (tunnels, bridges, dams, liquefied natural gas tanks, road and rail infrastructure, etc.) and building (high-rise buildings, shopping centres, hotels, large industrial facilities, nuclear sites, etc.).
The high level of expertise of VINCI Construction UK and its strong engineering capabilities and project management go hand in hand with a reactive organisation and a policy of partnership with local business, allowing it to deploy both global solutions and modular. These solutions meet the diverse needs of public and private clients, technical assistance for the realisation of turnkey project or maintenance.
VINCI wins contract in England for the construction of highways intelligent
VINCI Construction Grands Projets won a contract in Wales for the design of a motorway section located south of the city of Newport
3- Products Categories
HEATING & PLUMBING
ELECTRICAL & LIGHTING
BATHROOMS & KITCHENS
ROOMS & LIVING ROOMS
TV & HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Real success is the success you share therefore we will be happy to collaborate with your company for you to become one of our suppliers.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you need any further information .
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Purchase and Business Facility
Tel:+44 (0)1923882425 Fax: +44 (0)1923397426
Registered office:Astral House, Imperial Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 4WW
Registered No: 02295904 VAT No: GB 126409426
VINCI Construction UK Limited