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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: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 06:27:09 +0000
Subject: Darlehen Angebot jetzt beantragen

Guten Tag Herr/Frau

Frohes neues Jahr

Es ist wieder die Zeit des Jahres, in der Philip Marery ein zuverlässiges Kreditangebot zu einem günstigen, erschwinglichen Zinssatz von 0,5 % für einen Zeitraum von 1 bis 40 Jahren ausgibt, es ist die Zeit, in der jeder einen Finanzassistenten bei Philip Marery suchen kann Finanzkreditgesellschaft, sowohl Kunden mit guter als auch schlechter Kreditwürdigkeit können sich bei dieser Kreditgesellschaft bewerben Firma dann erreichen Sie mich bitte unter meiner E-Mail-Adresse unten

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