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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: =?UTF-8?Q?Mr=2EAnt=C3=B3nio_Guterres?= <>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 12:03:57 +0100
Subject: Dear Investment Partner,

From Desk of: Barr. Charles Gomez
Address: Plaza del Rey No.1 28004 Madrid.Spain.
Phone: +34 632 028 752

This Message was sent for Investment Loans Project.

Dear Investment Partner,

My Name is Barr. Charles Gomez Representing SIR. ALEXANDER BORIS A
citizen of Russia, I am an Investment/ loans Advisor and International
personnel. I recommend credible Entrepreneur/viable projects to a
Consortium of Private Investors who are looking for good business
plan/Entrepreneurs to invest into and manage Funds for Project on a
short and long Terms basis with trust as my Principals Boss want to
Invest with you if you interested to handle the Investment project as my
Client was on sick Bed for Months who Authorized me to Search for a
trusted Person should be Capable to Handle this Project in Trust.

I have a loan Investment offer from my principals Boss to recommend on
Merit a reputable Private Individual/ Company Owner with good Financial
standing to receive
and invest between( US$1.000,000.00 Million US Dollar), To
(US$100.Million US Dollar), in a secure High Risk/Low Risk Investment/
projects that will Generate a good Return on Investment Annually {ROI}.
The terms are 3% interest rate per annual (Negotiable) / time duration
is 10 Years/ 2 Year grace period.

Kindly indicate your interest for more details if your interested to
partner Investment Project with my Principals Boss, Respond with your
Contact Details as I stated Below:

1: Full Name:
2: Address:
3: Occupation:
4: Date of Birth:
5: Country:
8: Telephone:
10: Email Address:
11: Your ID:
12: Total Amount Loan you prefer to Invest With us:
13: Your Company Name:

Kindly make sure you include copy any of your ID and be assure that we
will build full trust in you as we are going to make sure the money you
agree to invest with my principals Boss in good Faith that the total
Amount was approved for will surly transfer to your destination account,
and I will give you more details as soon as you show your interest in
this Investment Project, and if your not interested please you should
deleted this message without show it to any third parties for secret
confidential of this Project as my principals Boss image must be
protected .

I am looking forward to hear from you soonest.

May God Bless you.

Yours Sincerely,
Barr.Charles Gomez
Phone: +34 632 028 752

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