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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: "MULTI FINANCE" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 09:36:53 -0500
Subject: LOAN OFFER!!!


Residential Fix & Flip Loans Contact to discuss your scenario Up to 100% of the purchase price 100% of the rehab costs 90% After Repair
Value No Minimum FICO Score No Income Verification Interest Rates from 3%-6% Loan Term from 6 months-10 years
Funding Terms:$10,000-$1Billion

No Early Prepayment Penalty
Closing within 5-7 working days(dependent on borrowers compliance)
Same Day Pre-Approval Fix & Flip

Please Note that there are other available loan offer such as:

•Personal Loans(Secured and Unsecured)
•Business Loans(Secured and Unsecured)
•Commercial loans
•Debt Consolidation
•Bridge loans and many more.

Interested clients should please send request for requirements, application form and terms.

Yours Sincerely,
Anderson Roy

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