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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: "Grant" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <niconrobert24@live.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 16:39:29 +0530
Subject: NICON CREDIT AND LOAN FINANCIAL S.L

NICON CREDIT AND LOAN FINANCIAL S.L
OFFICE: #79 Avenida novelda,4598
Madrid , Spain .
Tel: +34-634-161-088
Fax: +34-940-460-841
Email: niconrobert24@live.com

Attn: Applicant,

My Name is Robert Grant, Managing Director NICON CREDIT AND LOAN FINANCIAL S.L, Spain we offer loans up to 50,000,000(ten million Dollars) to private Individuals, firms, co-operate bodies, with a 4% Interest rate. We are a certified and registered Loan firm. What we do is that, we tender our certificate to any of our client before any transaction takes place. We do this due to the inevitable fact that there are many fake people out there claiming to be genuine lenders and yet they are not and hence these people help to make real transaction difficult for us to the extent that you can not really tell who is legitimate and who is not. You can contact us today and be financially equipped.

Borrowers are expected to fill the loan application form below:

BORROWER'S INFORMATION
PREFIX {MR., MRS., MISS., DR., etc.}:
Borrower's Full Names_______________________________
Address___________________________________________
Occupation________________________________________
Sex_______________________________________________
Age_______________________________________________
Position in work_____________________________________
Phone number______________________________________
Monthly Income_____________________________________
Country____________________________________________
City_______________________________________________
Purpose of Loan____________________________________
Amount Needed_____________________________________
Loan Duration (specify i.e. in years) _____________________

Note that you are required to fill the above details with the correct informations about
yourself so that the transaction will be easier for the both Parties. Thanks you

Regards,

Dr Robert Grant
NICON CREDIT AND LOAN FINANCIAL S.L
Tel: +34-634-161-088
Fax: +34-940-460-841






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