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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.
Fraud email example:
From: "MRS TAMMY WALKER" (may be fake)
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 19:10:32 -0300
Subject: INCREMENT IS A MUST..Work from home
Hello My name is Mrs Tammy Am an account manager in bitcoin mining investment.
I'm an account manager who work with crypto consulting services and binary option/forex trading.
I would love to introduce you to an online investment where you can make money daily investing in binary options trading
Invest in 3 days and make huge profit
INVEST $200 TO MAKE $2,000 IN 3 DAYS
INVEST $300 TO MAKE $3,000 IN 3 DAYS
INVEST $400 TO MAKE $4,000 IN 3 DAYS
INVEST $500 TO MAKE $5,000 IN 3 DAYS
INVEST 1,000 TO MAKE $10,000 IN 3 DAYS
INVEST 2,000 TO MAKE $20,000 IN 3 DAYS
Binary options trading is an online trading where you can earn and make extra money
Binary option trading has been placed as the most profitable trading platform all through the internet trading platform testimony of success are brought out daily ,weekly and monthly.
Trading in binary has really help a lot of people reach their financial goals and their business aim, you can earn good profit in three days from our trading platform, if you're interested.
Here's our platform link you can check it out yourself
Bitcoin mining is challenging business,well before you begin mining Bitcoins, this is actually helpful to recognize what Bitcoin mining actually means and do you have any ideal about binary options trading?
Bitcoin mining is achieved by calculating for the bitcoin network an operation (called SHA256 double round hash verification procedures), that is used to verify Bitcoin transactions as well as supply the essential safety and security for the public ledger of the Bitcoin net. The rate at which one can mine Bitcoins is calculated in hashes per second.
Its necessary to mine bitcoins having the finest bitcoin mining hardware developed particularly for that goal.(AntMiner S4s and S5s,)
And as soon as youve acquired your bitcoin mining equipment, youll need to download and install a unique program used for Bitcoin mining. There certainly are numerous softwares available that could be utilized for Bitcoin mining, however the two most well-known are CGminer and BFGminer that are actually command line softwares.
Get back to me at once if you are interested
Mrs Tammy Walker