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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: Henning Jensen <>
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2021 08:12:50 -0500
Subject: We are seeking Investment Partnership with you.


We are expanding our global presence by investing into projects
outside the Gulf region in the form of equity finance,loan/JV
partnership.We grant our funding at a guaranteed 3% ROI per annul for
projects to 10years term and above, We have the financial
capacity to fund starting & existing projects between $1M-500 Million
Euros.Please email us your project Executive Summary for review and
possible approval for funding.

We are currently seeking means of expanding and relocating our
business interest in the following sectors: Banking, Real Estate,
Stock Speculation and Mining, Transportation, Health sector and
Tobacco or any other sector you may suggest.

PLEASE NOTE: Intermediaries / Consultants / Brokers are welcome to
bring their clients and are 100% protected. In complete confidence, we
will do good business.

Kindly revert back if you have projects that needs funding for further
discussion and negotiation.

Looking forward to hear from you.


J Henning

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