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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: "Harmony Of the Sea" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:09:32 +0800

HARMONY OF THE SEA (OUR REF: HOTS/CLT/VOL/111/00/2019/FILE/HTS) Job Offer, HARMONY OF THE SEA is one of the World's Most Popular with 23 Fun Ships operating voyages ranging from three to 16 days in length to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe, and Bermuda. We seek to write to your response on a Job opportunity. From its modest beginnings in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico, Harmony of the Sea has grown to become one of the premiere cruise lines in the world. Today, its fleet carries more than a million passengers each year to more worldwide destinations than any other major line. HARMONY OF THE SEA have mandated a reliable agent who is working in US Embassy in all Continent to assure immediate visa processing for all appointed Candidate coming from China, India, Pakistan, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Germany, Brazil, Cameroon, South Africa and UAE round the Asia and orders country to avoid delay causes by visa processing. The companies need about 50 workers to sum up the already registered one because many workers will be leaving the company at the end of this year cause of the expiration of their contract with the company.The Company has the following vacancy On Land-based Employment and Shipboard Employment A) Account Managers/Auditing/Finance Managers (b) Administrative and Support Services (c) Company Security (d) Cleaners (e) Customer Service/Call Centre (f) Human Resources Executives (g) Drivers (h) Store manager (i) Sales Executive (j) Store Keeper (k) Chef (l) Marine Engineers (m) Electrical Engineers (n) Medical Director & Resident Nurses (o)Pharmacist (p) Cook / Chef (q) Bar Attendants ( r) Sailors (s) Executive Secretaries (t) Surveyors (u) Electrical and Electronics maintenance engineers (w) Language interpreters ( Hindi, Arabic etc.) (x) Data entry officers (y) Heavy duty Truck Drivers (z) QA AND QC specialist. There will be no interview required since this is manpower job where anybody is fit to work except at the health, engineering and management Sector where the company required at least first degree holders in job related. Email your CV to with Scan Copy of your International passport, and two size photographs by email for our review. BENEFITS, PACKAGES AND ENTITLEMENT: This is the Entitlement, Benefits and Packages from the Company. Paid airfare it's transportation, Quality single or family housing accommodation in company community, free medical/dental care, Excellent educational assistance benefits, Life Insurance and Paid vacation and Maximum security in work environment and housing community. The company will give the applicants (employee) an accommodation that will last him for the period of two years in which their contract will last and it's liable to renew it upon the company's agreement. The lowest salary among all job listed above is the post of Cleaners jobs which is US$50 (Fifty Dollars) per hour and you will work for 8 hours per day and also there is a chance for overtime if you have the strength. BASIC REQUIRMENT AND EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Candidates are expected to sponsor their travel expenses except air ticket, which will be sent to the applicant as soon as the applicant confirmed his work permit visa and all these fees will be reimbursed to the applicants after 48hours he/she joined the company and other emolument for your up keep in the first month once you show your payment receipt to the company. Double entry of application shall result to automatic disqualification to the applicant. Scan copy of your international passport (picture page &inner back page), 2 passport size photograph (embassy inclined size). This should be included with the scan copy of your resume / C.V to the email id in PDF attachment format or Microsoft Word. WORKING HOUR = 8HOURS VISA TYPE: 2 YEARS WORKING PERMIT CONTRACT: 2 YEARS And other related disciplines. CONDITIONS/SALARY INDICATION: (A) $40,000.00 - $100,000.00 US$(quarterly) depending on qualifications and experiences negotiable. (B) All contracts are meant to last for 24months (2year) and liable to upward review on expiration of the contract engagements... Send Resume/Detailed Curriculum Vitae, Mobile Number via email attachment to the Contract/Project Administrator. The relevant reference number should be stated on left - hand corner of any mail being sent in relation to this Job offer. We will enter into it and mail you back. Regards, HIRING MANAGER MR. FRANK WAYNE HARMONY OF THE SEA CREW 2019 Harmony of the Sea all Rights Reserved.

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