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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: Kennethmark<>
Date: 17 Aug 2020 04:27:51 +0300
Subject: ***SPAM*** hadithfoundation

Are you a Qatar/KSA Resident who need a full or part time job ?

Hadith Welfare Foundation is a premier British Muslim relief,
development agency based in the United Kingdom, this organisation
is in need of a Qatar/KSA based representative for the post of an
Account Receivable officer, this position entails receiving Cash
and Cheque Donations from our Qatar/KSA Donors which comes three,
four or five times monthly.

You will be entitled to a 4000 Riyal Salary and 10% commission
from every cheque or cash donation received. contact us with your
CV for further details.

Best Regards,

Kenneth Mark Excultive Marketer
Hadith Welfare Foundation (HWF)
Simpsons Road,

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