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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: Susanne Klatten <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 22:49:04 +0300
Subject: RE:


I'm Susanne Klatten and I am From Germany, I can control your financial problems without resorting Banks in the range of Credit Money . We offer personal Loans and Business Loan, i am an approved and certified lender with years of experience in Loan lending and we give out Collateral and Non Collateral Loan amounts ranging from 10,000.00€ ( $) to the maximum of 500,000,000.00€ with a fixed interest of 3% on an annual basis. Do you need a Loan? Email us at:

You can also view my link and learn more about me.


Ich bin Susanne Klatten und komme aus Deutschland, ich kann Ihre finanziellen Probleme ohne Rückgriff auf Banken im Bereich Kreditgeld in den Griff bekommen. Wir bieten Privatkredite und Geschäftskredite an, ich bin ein zugelassener und zertifizierter Kreditgeber mit jahrelanger Erfahrung in der Kreditvergabe und wir vergeben besicherte und nicht besicherte Kreditbeträge von 10.000,00 € ($) bis maximal 500.000.000,00 € mit einem festen Zinssatz von 3 % jährlich. Brauchen Sie einen Kredit? Senden Sie uns eine E-Mail an:

Sie können auch meinen Link anzeigen und mehr über mich erfahren.


Email :
Executive Chairman
Susanne Klatten.

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