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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:
- An email address listed inside this email has been used in a known fraud before.
- This email message is a 419 scam. Please see our 419 FAQ for more details on such scams.
- This email lists free webmail addresses. Use of such addresses is typical for scams. Lotteries, banks and any but the smallest of companies do not normally use such addresses. Criminals use them to anonymously send and receive email at Internet cafes.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (email address has been used in a known fraud before)
Fraud email example:
From: LIBERTY DOMINION LLC<email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:25:51 +0430
Subject: LOAN INVESTMENT FUND....
We are direct affiliate to credible, competent and reliable UK based Investment Funding and investment firm, with magnificent financial capacity of providing huge loan Funds to finance your projects.
The Finance Company can approve a project funding from USD $20 million up to USD $2 billion depending on the nature and viability of the business, investment or project; for 10yrs to 15years repayment period with only 2% interest per-anum.
Fortunately for clients, they give pre-amortization (two years grace period) meaning that repayment will commence at the end of second year, from the date of receiving the Loan Funds in the borrower's account.
We are open to having a good business relationship with you. If you have a valid business, investment or project to fund, please provide us with the business plan, executive summary, financial information etc for assessment and review.
We are currently interested in funding viable businesses, investments or projects in the following areas of interest:
* Starting up a Franchise
* Business Acquisition
* Business Expansion
* Capital / Infrastructural Project
* Commercial Real Estate purchase
* Contract Execution
* Trade Financing
By virtue of our recommendation, the company Lends money to businessmen and offers corporate loans (without collateral) to those seeking to finance their projects or expand their businesses. Please do not hesitate to contact us for possible business co-operation.
Send Reply to us for more details if you or your friends need Loan Funds. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org