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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: "Cepai Group Co.,Ltd" <>
Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 03:22:53 -0700

Dear Sir, Reference to the subject mentioned above, for Our new requirem=
ent; please provide us your Best Prices (C&F Kuwait) and the EARLIEST POSSI=
BLE DELIVERY as per the attached enquiry and attachments. We would highly =
appreciate if you could provide us the Offer/Quotation =2013 on or before 6=
th.05.2019. Offer must include/comply as per below: 1 .Provide u=
s your Technical offer on your letter head. 2. Lowest price by unit=
value and total value. 3. Earliest delivery time 4. Paymen=
t terms =2013payment against scanned copies of Legalized Shipping Documents=
/ Material Delivery . 5. Acceptance for partial order. 6. =
Ensure to provide us the offer validity at least for 90 Days. 7. E=
nsure to provide us the weight & volume of the shipment or freight charges =
along with the offer. 8. Provide catalogues/data sheet etc. along w=
ith your offer as applicable 9. Confirm compliance to the descripti=
ons of each line item in the RFQ document attached herewith 10. If an=
y deviation from our attached Enquiry & Technical details; please mention t=
he deviation in word format and send to us. Your immediate response/offer=
will be highly appreciated. Further to the above; please note that this =
is the tentative quantity only and the exact quantity will be advised after=
submitting the offer. Thanks & Kind Regards, =


Shirley Zheng Sales Account Manager
Cepai Group Co.,Ltd. =

Direct Line: +86 (0)517-8090-5607
Fax: +86 (0)517-8090-9900 =

Mob: +86 182 2195 2049 =

Head office: F15th, No.2281 Zhongshan Road(West), Shanghai,China
Factory: No.333.Jianshe Road(West),Economic Development Zone of Jinhu, Jian=
gSu, China

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