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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:
- This email uses a separate reply address that is different from the sender address. Spammers use this to get replies even when the original spam sending accounts have been shut down. Also, sometimes the sender addresses are legitimate looking but fake and only the reply address is actually an email account controlled by the scammers.
- This email message is a 419 scam. Please see our 419 FAQ for more details on such scams.
- This email lists mobile phone numbers. Use of such numbers is typical for scams because they allow criminals to conceal their true location. They can receive calls in an Internet cafe from where they send you emails, while pretending to be in some office.
Fraud email example:
From: "E-WASTE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11 Jul 2022 07:25:34 +0100
Subject: E-WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES
Kaysetters Recycling (PTY) LTD is a Redundant and Absolute E-
waste recycling company, specializing in Collection and
Dismantling of Electronics & Electrical waste for Recycling. We
provide a cost-effective solution to combat the challenges with
data loss and mitigating reputational risk. We offer funds for
devices collected depending on the quantity. Kaysetters Recycling
provides effective and proper services to our clients, - E-waste
Disposals/ Recycling, - Destroy DATA Services, - - Safe
E-waste Disposal/Recycling: we help companies to manage their
electronics and electrical waste by collecting the devices and
disposing of them in an eco friendly manner. We keep records &
give the report of all devices collected.
Destroy DATA Services: Kaysetters Recycling cares about the
safety of our clientâs data. We degauss all storage devices
before dismantling i.e. we clear all data with our degaussing
machine and also dismantle the hardware itself.
Safe Disposal Certificate: Kaysetters Recycling is in compliance
with the law that governs the Environmental services in South
Africa. We are BBBEE level 1 black owned company, EWASA
membership, Waste transport Certificate
âWe do issue a safe disposal certificate to our clients for every
collection or projectâ. We aim to develop an effective and
professional business that is trustworthy, focusing, customer
requirements, maintaining industry best practice, and helping
build an honest, sustainable industry that will generate
employment for the country.
Hoping to foster a good business relationship with you!!
Kaysetters Recycling (PTY) LTD
147 Zagreb Crescent Ext 3 Cosmo City, Roodepoort
Telephone: +27 71 737 0645
E-WASTE DISPOSAL/ DESTROY DATA SERVICES.