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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: "Weiguo Ying" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:37:14 -0000

A business loan as capital for a new business is available , are you interested? An opportunity avails itself now, as a retired banker, now consulting for Investors.

'Does this require a fundamental problem (FUNDING?

I work for the interest of some private general partners that require high profile projects.

Can we partner with you in sourcing good projects owners like refinery, mining industry, heavy steel projects or manufacturing sector etc., that are in need of funding and can work with us in investment of amount up to $500m USD to $1Billion USD.

Also, a fee: 1% is paid to anyone who introduces project owner for finance. and we are ready to fund any project up to 5B {Five Billion In tranches}.

If you can then kindly make available the investors executive summary plus project type and amount needed for project /investment to enable me provide you details and procedures.

I look forward to your cooperation.


Weiguo Ying.

Procuro Euro Limited .

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