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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: "Loan Funding" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 23:45:48 +0200
Subject: We offer a Low Rate On Loan Project Financing.


We are a Group of Legal License Emirates Investment PJSC, a global Loan Investment Funding Group based in UAE. We are Emirates Fastest Money Lender for Investors & Business Owners; a registered private Loan company here in Dubai, UAE; that Lends money to companies and individuals with low Interest 2% rates within one to thirty (1-30) years repayable duration to any part of the world, offering a wide range of financial products via partner and affiliate companies to clients, borrower's anywhere in the world.

Below is our Loan Investment portfolio
• Minimum and Maximum Funding: USD 1 Million to USD 10 Billion
• Placement Opens to: Entrepreneurs, Corporations and Investors around the globe
• Funding Rate: 2% Interest Rate Per Annum
• Term: 1-30 years – Repayment/Renewable Tenure

With Emirates Funding PJSC, obtaining a private loan is easier than you think, we give priority attention to Real Estate Development, other areas of interests include: Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Health, Aviation, Tourism, Construction, IT & Communications, Technology, Education, Energy, Engineering, Utilities, Telecom, Mining, Maritime and host of other profitable ventures. Based on the above information, we would be glad to receive your Project Plan Executive Summary in a compatible format for review by our Funding Management Team.

If you have any viable project that requires Funding, kindly revert back to us via email:

Board Management Dubai.

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