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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: Mr. Frederick Harrison <>
Date: 23 Apr 2021 16:06:01 -0700
Subject: Current Manpower Recruitment

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are currently recruiting workers for the post of Fish Packing job Requirement in Canada. Please let us know if you have unskilled workers for the following position

Job Description:

Type of Job - Fish Packer,

Responsibilities: Fish packing, fish cleaning, fish packing for delivery to customers and export.


1. Accommodation        - Provided.
2. Ticket               - Provided (Employer pays 50%).
3. Medical              - Provided.
4. Transportation       - Provided.
5. Working hours        - 8a.m-4p.m [Mon-Sat]
6. Vacation             - 28.5 days every year
7. Salary               - Ca$20 per hour
8. Contract             - 2 years.
9. Extra time           - Ca$22per hour
10. Insurance & Pension - According to Quebec Labor laws.
11. Other Benefits       - Family status, group benefit and other fringe benefits.
                           Other terms according to Quebec labor laws.


Thanks & Regards


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