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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:

Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2021 00:25:23 +0300 (EAT)

Dear Sir / Madam

Good to connect with you. I'm a consultant linked with DMGT Global Asset Management Company LLC which is a private lender company.

We offer loan and joint venture to clients seeking funding for their projects, we welcome any kind of project in any area and any sector. We will be interested in discussing possible collaboration.

Kindly confirm your understanding and interest in order to discuss further.

Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Gerald Van Luven
Chartered Accountants
Office No. 22, 1st Floor, Khawaja Arcade, Wahdat Road, Lahore.
(Accounting, Audit, Tax, Corporate & ERP Services)
Cell No. 0321-444-0-253, 0336-4725-437
Office No. 042-37503025, 750 3038
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The contents and opinions expressed in any email sent from Nzoia Sugar Company Limited are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Nzoia Sugar Company Limited. Nzoia Sugar Company Limited disclaims any liability to the fullest extent permissible by law for any consequences that may arise from the contents of any email sent from its systems including but not limited to personal opinions, malicious and/or defamatory information, and data/codes that may compromise or damage the integrity of the recipient���s information technology systems.

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