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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: "Tim Legendre" <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2019 22:20:37 +0700
Subject: LOAN !!!

The Mortgage Firm Company
(NMLS 189233)
620 E. 5th Avenue
Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Phone: 352-383-3046
Fax: 352-383-3040
                     Attn: Loan Offer, Apply Now
I am Tim Legendre, the Loan Manager of The Mortgage Firm Company. Are you in need of a loan for any purpose? Do you want to pay your bills? Are you in any financial problems? Do you need a financial Solution? Here is the solutuion to all your financial problems. The Mortgage Firm Company offers loans for projects, businesses, taxes, bills, and so many others reasons. We are currently setting up a scheme in form of Loan acquisition to help various individuals as well as organizations who have intentions of renovating, debt consolidation, re-financing and also establishment of business outfits. Our loan are easy and cheap.
Our company is a international Lender that have offered Loans to various individuals, companies and lot more in South America, Australia, Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and other parts of the world. We give out our Loan in any kind of currency in the world like USD, EURO, POUNDS, NOK, CHINESE YUAN, and lot more currencies depending on the Lender country of origin. The amount of loan we gave out is ranging from (5.000.00 Five thousand united state dollars to fifty million united state dollars only). You can read more about our company on here:
We take our clients' financial privacy very seriously. During the course of processing your application, we accumulate non-public personal financial information from you and from other sources about your income, your assets, and your credit history in order to allow a lender to make an informed decision about granting you credit. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.
We collect nonpublic information about you from the following sources: (i) information we receive from you on applications or other forms; (ii) information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others; and (iii) information we receive from a consumer reporting agency. We do not disclose any nonpublic information about our customers or former customers to any third party, except as permitted by law.
We also provide Real Estate Loan access to Hard Money. Hard Money is available for adequately collateralized loans on single-family residential houses and other Real Property including commercial projects and private individual/home loans. The maximum loan term we can offer is 20 Years at fixed interest rate. Available Loans are Personal Loans (Secure and Unsecured), Business Loans (Secure and Unsecured), Combination Loan, Consolidation Loan And Many More.
All our customers have been complaining that our company processing of LOAN usually takes too much time about 3 to 4 months before it will be paid and that's why i decided to write you this letter personally so that you can communicate with me while i help you get this Loan fast under 3 weeks maximum upon a signed agreement between both of us before we start the loan processing to pay me just 5% of any loan you requested after you received the FUNDS in your account but it have to be SECRET between us that you will not contact my company through our email or phone number to tell them my name that i am helping you out to get a Loan because it will make me loose my job. I am only doing this because the secret of our company to process faster loan is in my hands. I got your email from the company database because we have a software that generates daily different kinds of emails of people who needed LOAN.
Kindly proceed in submitting this informations below only if you accept my 5% terms of any Loan you requested and i promise am going to deliver this Loan to you succesfully 100% without any breach of law.
* Applicant full name:
* Social Security or Tax ID #:
* Date of birth:
* Marital Status:
* Number of Dependents:
* Dependent Age(s):
* Home Phone:
* Cell Phone:
* Street Address:
* City:
* State:
* Zipcode:
* Years at this Address:
* Sex:
* Ethnicity:
* Race:
* Electronic Signature scan:
* Scan Copy of any ID cards or International Passport
* Property Owned:
* Occupation:
* Income Rate:
* E-Mail :
* Amount Requested in figure:
* Amount Requested in words:
* Purpose Of Loan:
* Loan Duration:
* Place Of work:
* Address:
NOTE: During your mortgage loan application process, Kindly be expecting preliminary emails from me till the approval of the loan and funding within this 3 weeks. I am sure you are okay with our services, Thanks and God Bless.
Tim Legendre
Loan Manager
Mortgage Firm Company Company
Reg No: (Z720923X)

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