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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: "Zhang J. Yong" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:49:05 -0800
Subject: Management

My Dear,


This proposal is precious to us, and mechanics of this offer, represents one of our finest yet challenging tool in helping to change the world or at-least help transition the planet to a much better version, and you are invited to participate to play a role on the future of Earth. Therefore, there is need for you to respond to this message, after reading the full content, as I am once again trying to reach you after my previous message to you, returned undelivered. Let me know if you receive this. Your role will be one of the many necessary catalysts, the nuts and bolts on the bridge between Wall Street and Main Street. The Block-chain industry. I contact you on recommendation, so please take a moment from your usually very busy schedule to go through this message. It is worth your patience.

There a rapid growth and popularity of block-chain technology, the framework of bitcoin's peer-to-peer distributed ledger system. With block-chain's Bitcoin, storage and distribution of wealth/values from person to person, at any location on Earth within minutes, costs less than a dollar, and most sensitively, is outside the existing institutional supervision and controls. Crypto-currencies has become one of the many products from block-chain technologies and it will never go away, because it is technology of the future.

We are at the fore-front of the gains in crypto-currency and we hope you can get your piece of the pie. We are making it understandable for human minds who are ready to tune into this school of thought in order to build a new world. The future does not just happen, someone has to create it. So we are currently integrating crypto-currencies with existing traditional banking solutions. Block-chain backed Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, ICOs (Initial Coins Offers) and other block-chain based financial vehicles have taken advantage of this new digital universe and the growth is tremendous. We have witnessed increased investment growth on our Trade Platforms and Exchange service. This sector's growth is worth approximately $US500 billion and should not be ignored as it is the future of transactions if regulated.

Are you not going to study the system and participate in its growth while earning tremendous income at 12.5% commission with zero financial contribution from you ? In the next 2 business days, if you are qualified for our proposal, we will pay you 12.5% of our weekly trade budget. Recent regulation stipulates one million dollars as maximum limit for each entity and we exhaust our quota always. But we receive orders of not less than fifty million for trade bookings and exchanges, hence the need to get you on board this mutually beneficial proposition which requires utmost trust of your person. We are automating our recurring electronic payment system and your participation is required under Cash Management. It is quite easy as your bankers will be involved to help automate this system in your favor.

This partnership will offer you an opportunity to learn more on this growing sector while earning commission of 12.5% weekly commission of a fixed allocation which depends on your credit history. We allocate maximum of US$100m/weekly for procurement of bitcoins to our partners, in order to have adequate reserves for our needs, so the value of your 12.5% depends entirely on how much purchase you can handle for us at receipt of our weekly allocation. All payments to you will come via automated recurring electronic payments. And a fixed weekly allocation (amount) depends entirely on your credit rating and nothing else;

This Procurement Partnerships is designed for electronic payments only to the following:

1. For Business Owners: (Must qualify for a simple bank underwriting or otherwise have great relationship with your bank to qualify for required module to partner with us). Earning is 12.5% of approved limit after banking approval.

2. Credit Line Owners (eg. Home Equity Line, Business Line, Credit Cards owners): 12.5% of your Credit Card Limit and 12.5% of the limit of Credit Line(s).

3. Merchant Account Owners:(ACH/eCheck functionality -12.5% depends on your processing limit)

4. Western Union FX, Business PayPal, American Express FX, MoneyGram FX Owners:(12.5% depends on your processing limit)


If you are qualified for $100,000 then your 12.5% commission will be $25,000 per week without any financial commitments on your own part. But you must get bank underwriting from your bank to qualify for this option. Under writing will be entirely with your bank, we are not involved but will direct you on how to proceed. All payments received, must be used to purchase bitcoin for us. We will prosecute all defaulters to the full extent of the law. Your sensitive information, NOT required.

Meanwhile, interested investors on the Private Placement and Trade Platforms at 20% monthly ROI, should also indicate interest for approval for trade bookings and participation.

Project owners, seeking investment, must go through our JV program to earn our trust, as we there is an existing special-purpose financial vehicle designed solely for investments into promising ideas and projects. We have no particular sector mind, but our focus is on great ROI.

Please note that we have the rights to refuse your participation and pay you for the time wasted, if you fail our verification.
Zhang J. Yong
AVP, Small Business Client Manager I
Corporate Centralized Sales

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