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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: VENG<>
Date: 07 Oct 2019 16:16:15 -0700
Subject: Business Proposer

Hello Dear,

Top of the day greetings,I am writing you this proposal for the purpose of a partnership on a Business that will be of

great benefit to you and I.I am Mr. Veng Sakhon, a director in Cambodia Ministry of Agriculture. My Ministry constantly

required the supply of Fertilizers Cost over three Million Dallas ($3,000,000 USD) to boost Cambodia Agro Product and the

fertilizers are imported every month. As a Director, I am in charge of compiling payment vouchers of all the imported

fertilizers into Cambodia and I want both of us to work together as a partner so that we can be making some good money

every month.

This is not a difficult task to achieve and there is nothing to worry about because there is absolutely no risk involve. I

will only include your names in our monthly payment voucher list of Fertilizers Suppliers and upon approval of the Voucher

in your name, the money accrue will be paid to you. Presently we have just received new supply from The United States

consisting of 17 different suppliers and we have a lot of added tons of fertilizers as a result of the extra tons given by

these new suppliers because they are very willing to do business with us. The whole suppliers are going to be paid within

the next few days and I want to include a payment Voucher in your name to cover the extra tons.

You are requested to fill out your information bellow,To enable me proceed on the processing of the payment Voucher in your

name immediately.

(1) NAME...
(2) AGE....
(3) SEX...
(4) ADDRESS...
(5) EMAIL...
(6) PHONE...
(8) COUNTRY...
(10)Passport or Identity card...

NOTE:I will want you to keep this as a top secrete in other not to draw public attention when the  payment is made to you

every month. And I wish to read from you as soon as possible for it is very urgent so that I can proceed on the processing

immediately.I wait to read from you.Email contact:

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