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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: Tippawan Sonkhun<secureserver@servers.com>
Reply-To: sales@daiichristainless.com
Date: 23 Mar 2021 09:42:06 +0100
Subject: NEW ORDER NEEDED

Hello Dear bixnfleisch,

I hope you and your family is safe from this deadly Covid-19 Virus.

We want to buy from you.

Please send your prices  and catalogue directly to our procurement Team on

Waiting for your timely reply

Best Regards

Tippawan Sonkhun

Fusun International Co.,Ltd.
1545 Moo4, Soi Theparak 16,
Theparak Road Samutprakarn Samutprakarn
Thailand 10270
EMAIL:
sales@daiichristainless.com

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