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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: Loan offer <>
Reply-To: Loan offer <>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:33:24 +0200 (SAST)
Subject: View the loan

Direct Axis Financial Loans Services
SunShine Plaza Van Wyk Street
South Africa.
NCR Registration No.NCRCP5942
Contact Person: Mr. Felix J Morgan
Telephone: + 27 71 779 3948

Do You Need Cash? No Problem.

Super Financial Services helps you to manage your credit profile and your budget, while offering personalised credit based on positive behaviour, which allows for better repayment terms.

We offer personal loan, business loan, study loan, debt consolidation loan and agricultural loan at 3.00% interest rate.

Features & Benefits,

Ø A cash loan of up to R20 000 000
Ø Flexible repayment options (from 12 to 360 months)
Ø Decision in seconds & cash in your account within 24 hours
Ø Customer Protection Insurance for your peace of mind
Ø Interest at 3.00% (max) per annum

Representative example: Credit amount of R10 000 borrowed for 24 months. Annual Interest,
Rate: 3.00%. Monthly Loan Payment: R429.81, Cumulative Payments: R10, 315.49, Total
Interest Paid: R315.49.

Monthly Repayment Schedule. To Qualify, You Must:

Ø Be 18 years of age or older
Ø Have a valid ID/ valid permit
Ø Earn at least R2,000 per month
Ø Latest three pay slips and the last three months' bank statements

What you need to apply?

Kindly forward the following details:

(1). ID Number:
(2). Full Names:
(3). Amount Needed:
(4). Cell/Mobile Number:
(5). Your Alternative Email:
(6). Please reply/directly to this email: (


Cathy Lensley
Loan Application Department
Direct Axis Financial Services.

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