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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: James White <jamewhitefinance@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 05:59:25 -0700
Subject: Genuine Financial Offer ====== Apply Now

* *
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*JAMES WHITE FINANCE*
*Block 67 Matama Estates,Mustafa *
*Kamaziri Street, Matama,*
*Abuja/**FCT/Nigeria,*
* West Africa*
*Telephone:+2348053478168*

*Our Services Are:*
*Reliable....................*
* Convinient...........................*
* Safe.....................*
*

We offer a variety of loans to our customers. Whatever your loan needs are,
large or small, personal or mortgage, we are ready to talk with you about
how we can meet your needs.and how you can get this loan online transfer and
account access online Let us help you arrange financing and also get a very
legit loan.We are registered and recognized financial housing that gives out
loan at a low interest rate to every serious person, if interested fill and
get back to us. Contact us via E-mail addres : jamewhitefinance@gmail.com

Application Form:

1) Full Name:.........
2) Country:..............
3) Address:...
4) Sex:..............
5) Marital Status:......................
6) Occupation:..............
7) Phone Number:......
8) Monthly income:.....................
9) Loan Amount Needed:...............
10) Loan Duration:..................
11) Purpose of Loan:.................
12) Religion: ...........
13) Age: ..............

As soon as i receive this details, My secretary will prepare you our company
loan agreement and terms.

Regards,
Mr James White
*

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