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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: bes@QUIVIR.COM
Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 11:17:34 +0100
Subject: =?utf-8?q?G=C3=BCnstigstes_Kreditangebot_gilt_jetzt?=

Guten Tag, Herr / Frau

Benötigen Sie ein Garantiedarlehensangebot? Ich meine zuverlässiges Garantiedarlehensangebot mit einem Zinssatz von 0,5% nur für den Zeitraum von 1 bis 45 Jahren? Marery Financial Loan Company ist die zuverlässige Kreditgesellschaft, die Sie jederzeit und an jedem Tag kontaktieren können, da Marery Financial Loan Company verschiedene Arten von zuverlässigen Krediten anbietet

Wenn Sie weitere Informationen zu Marery Financial Loan Company benötigen, erreichen Sie mich bitte unter der unten angegebenen E-Mail-Adresse

Vielen Dank

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