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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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Fraud email example:

From: "Mr. Adrian Banner" <>
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 02:10:27 +0200
Subject: If you are interested

Janus Henderson Global Investors Limited, London.
201 Bishopsgate,
London, EC2M 3AE,
United Kingdom
Dear Sir,

I am Mr. Adrian Banner, PhD, the Chief Investment Officer, Intech® of Henderson Global Investors Limited, London. The World Largest Fund Management Company with over 1.2Trillion pounds Capital Investment Fund.

Nevertheless, as Chief Investment Officer of our firm, I handle all our Investor's Direct Capital Funds and secretly extracts 1.2% Excess Maximum Return Capital Profit (EMRCP) per annual on each of the Investor's Marginal Capital Fund.

As an expert in Finance Control, I have made over GBP45, 500,000.00 Million Pounds from the Investor's EMRCP and hereby looking for someone who has profitable investments ideas and experience. someone to trust who will stand as an Investor to receive the fund as Annual Investment Proceeds from Henderson Marginal Capital Fund. I am soliciting for your trust and cooperation to transfer this fund out of the EMRCPA account safely into your country for mutual investments purposes, in other to avoid our firm from confiscating this amount, into the company treasury. Be informed that this funds is legitimate and there is no risk on your part.

All conformable documents to back up the claims will be made available to you prior to your acceptance to this proposal. Meanwhile, I have worked out the modalities and technicalities whereby the funds can be claimed in any of our 6 Clearing Houses without any hitches.

Most importantly, you will be required to:

(1). Stand as the beneficiary to receive the funds as I will present you before the firm.
(2). Receive the funds into a business/personal bank account in your country.
(3). At the completion of this transaction, the sharing rates shall be 50% for me, 50% for you.

If you are interested, Please indicate your positive interest immediately by return email, for us to proceed with full details of transaction. Remember this transaction must be kept absolutely confidential only between us.

Note: Do not contact my office number or company email for security reasons. Get back to me as soon as possible for more details about the funds.

Best Regards
Mr. Adrian Banner, PhD
Chief Investment Officer, Intech
Henderson Global Investors Limited, London..

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