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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: Jeffery Rasmus <>
Date: 21 May 2021 15:03:02 -0700



I would like to present you with this opportunity. I am an investment broker working directly with International finance companies worldwide. I have a list of Certified investors with operations and proven clientele based across the globe. My job is to connect you with the right and trusted investor based on experience and many years of competent and constant deals that will fund your projects and take your existing brand to another level. These investors provide loan services for Companies, individuals, institutional investors and business people across the Globe.


If you are looking at securing funding for your international trade, Projects, Large scale personal Loan, infrastructural development, i help provide loans to my clients at an internationally competitive rate ranging from 3% per annum and at a reasonable time frame (within 14-35 days depending on your location and preferred Financial institution).


Over the past 30 years of my working experience I have managed to successfully connect serious clients to investors that have funded their different projects. The investors we work with are always on the lookout for great opportunities round the globe and can fund any type of project in any given sector anywhere in the globe. They are also capable of Injecting a minimum of One Million (1,000,000£/€/$) to Twenty five billion (25,000,000,000£/€/$) across Europe, America, Africa, Asia, South-America and also in Emerging Markets.


Your Pitch deck/business plans will be examined to understand the nature of your project and to decide if your project meets the funding criteria. I will be glad to get your response if you find this interesting.



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