fighting spam and scams on the Internet
Try our spam filter!
Free trial for 30 days

About Us

"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.

Click here to report a problem with this page.



Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: "INFO" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:25:56 -0800
Subject: INFO

Good Day,

We offer loans / Finance for various projects.

Such as"

Real Estate, Biotech,Textiles , Information technology, Pharmaceuticals , Oil & Energy Industries, Mining &Metals Industry,

Management Consulting Industry ,Maritime industry, Hospital & Health Care Industry, Consumer Services Industry, International

Trade and Development Industry ,Gambling & Casinos Industry, Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing Industry, Insurance

Industry, Chemical industries, Marketing and Advertising Industry, Leisure, Travel & Tourism Industry, Agriculture, Aviation,

Retail, Import and Export, Trade and development industry, Real Estate & Construction Industry and any other viable

investment opportunities.

This loans allows client to payback for as low as 3.5% interest for a period of 1-10 or more years.

1. Diamond Premium - Investment Loan: Ten Billion Dollars ($10,000,000,000.00)

2. Gold Premium - business loan: Nine Hundred Million Dollars ($900,000,000.00)

3. Business Loan For Expantion: One Hundred Million Dollars($100,000,000.00)

4. Small scale business Loan For Expantion: Five Million Dollars($5,000,000.00)

we are licenced in all the above
Apply today for details.


Anti-fraud resources: