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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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Fraud email example:

From: Mr.Hu <>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 01:07:12 +0800
Subject: automobile assembly investor

Good day ! Are you looking for investment opportunity ? We may invest together to do a joint venture of automobile assembly plant in your local area.

Partner requirements of cooperation or joint venture term:
1.1, Your self workshop: you had have 5000-8000 square meter workshop at least, and over 15000-25000 square meters industrial land.
1.2, Your-self Cash:
have some necessary economic strength, investment capacity must over two million USD.(don't include land, workshop value)
1.3, Market channel: have car sales channel (sales network) or car garage remanufacturing second-hand car, or with the car related businesses.
1.4, Your country Nice Import tariff policy: Your country import tariff policy very important, gap of import tariff between auto spare part CKD (completely knocked down) term and CBU (complete built unit) shall be at least 30-35%; for example, import tariff on CBU term is 35%, CKD term must be 5%
or free.This term is most important factor for setting up an assembly plant in local. if CBU with CKD is almost same,the auto plant will
have not profit space.
If you can meet the above mentioned criteria, let's continue to talk further. Thank you.

Hunter Hu
China Big S&T DEV(Group)Co.,Ltd; Brilliance Auto Co.Ltd; China Zhongzhi New Energey Vehicle Investment Group; China LF Electric Car Co.,Ltd; HengTong bus manufacture Co.,Ltd
List of our oversea chain auto assembly plant by Holding or taking a share project: 1,Syria A&B auto plant; 2,Ghana MKC Auto Co.,Ltd; 3,Angola ATJ-JinBei Auto Co.,Ltd; 4, Eastern Africa Vehicle Co.,Ltd; 5,South Asia auto plant; 6,Middle east Bavarian motor Ltd; 8,Mozambique bus assembly plant; 9, Algeria auto motor Co.Ltd: 10, Latin-China Motors Co.,Ltd; ; Tel:+86-23-67635049-606

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