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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: Sat, 29 Oct 2022 22:26:38 +0300
Subject: Re:


I'm Susanne Klatten From Germany, I can control your financial problems without resorting to Banks in the range of Credit Money.We offer personal Loans and Business Loan, We are 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 10,000,000.00 with a fixed interest of 3% on an annual basis . Do you need a loan?.

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

Email :
Executive Chairman
Suzanne Klatten.

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