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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.
- The following phrases in this message should put you on alert:
- ",000,000" (they want you to be blinded by the prospect of quick money, but the only money that ever changes hands in 419 scams is from you to the criminals)
- This email message is a 419 scam. Please see our 419 FAQ for more details on such scams.
- This email lists free webmail addresses. Use of such addresses is typical for scams. Lotteries, banks and any but the smallest of companies do not normally use such addresses. Criminals use them to anonymously send and receive email at Internet cafes.
- email@example.com (Gmail/GoogleMail; can be used from anywhere worldwide)
Fraud email example:
From: " TAMOIL"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 13:09:51 +0200
Subject: Procurement Products to Supply
Greetings to you, we are Tamoil Netherlands under penalty of perjury, confirmed as seller, with the full corporate responsibility to supply our product to the above mentioned Buyer, hereby introduce this offer with below terms and procedures for JET FUEL (AVIATION KEROSENE COLONIAL GRADE ),A1, D2, JP54, D6.
Note : First spot trial transaction of 1,000,000 bbls and thereafter, if agreed by all parties.
Contract Term : 12 months minimum (with rolls and extensions).
Payments Term : MT103, BG or SBLC via MT760
POP : Provided as per documents list in contract Inspection by SGS.
PRODUCT : JET FUEL (AVIATION KEROSENE COLONIAL GRADE ),A1, D2, JP54, D6
Quantity(JET FUEL A1) : 1,000,000 BBLS.
PORTS : ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS.
FOB (DIP AND PAY) PROCEDURES
Our suggested procedure is :
Seller send SCO for available products.
Buyer send ICPO and CP.
Seller send CI, Buyer sign and send back.
Seller issue UDTA for the Buyer to arrange for dip test in seller tanks at buyer costs with buyer SGS team.
After a positive result of the dip test, the buyer will take over seller tanks or will release his TSR for injection.
Seller will inject to buyer tank.
Buyer will pay total amount of the material by MT103.
Seller will change the title.
Seller will pay all commissions.
The prices and commission structure would be discussed once we get your intent for the purchase of any of these products.
Contact Details Below :
Name : Ronald Kempen
Departement : Sales Manager and Tank Rentals (Tamoil Netherlands)
Email : email@example.com
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