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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: Fri, 9 Sep 2022 00:15:46 -0700

*Dear Sir/Ma,*

*Good day and how are you doing today? I guess you are doing fine. This is
Mr. Smart Anderson from Global Logistics Cash Loan services Int’l South

*Sir/Ma, I am sending this message to you in regards to securing the
acquisition of BG/SBLC for project financing to private investors
specifically for cash loan, and would appreciate it, if you can make your
interest known through* *these message to enable us to advise our admin
department on your interest for Cash Loan service.*

*As a professional in this industry with over 21years experience, I*
*will advise that you seek for a cash loan instead of BG/SLBG which *
*in the market today is IMPOSSIBLE to get a genuine BG/SBLC from any of the
AAA rated banks or with financial loan companies.*

*Secondly, when you get a genuine BG/SBLC {which is almost impossible} it
will be very difficult for you to monetize at the same value issued thereby
running short of funds because it is not all platforms or countries that
accept BG/SBLC, thereby making it worthless as the lease fee for genuine BG
is 35% while for purchase is 52%, compare this cost to the interest rate of
3% in acquisition of cash loan, you would agree with me that getting a cash
loan is far better, moreover, our loan {Company} will give you the loan at
an interest rate of 3%.*

*Please, if you are interested in my proposal do not hesitate to contact me
through my email address for further directives or call us through our
customer care telephone number: +27-73595-51429 for further directives.*

*Best Regards.*
*Mr. Smart Anderson*

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