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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: "Jim Walsh Finance" <info@loanoffice.com>
Reply-To: jimwalshfinance@yahoo.com.hk
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 00:30:00 +0700
Subject: Affordable Personal Loan

INTRODUCING: JIM WALSH FINANCE; IS A REGISTERED PRIVATE FINANCIAL FIRM
AIMED AT ASSISTING/HELPING INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATION.
WE OFFER LOANS TO ALL REGARDLESS OF THEIR FINANCIAL STATUS AT A VERY LOW INTEREST RATE
OF 2% FOR ANY CATEGORY, WHICH INCLUDES PERSONAL LOANS, BUSINESS LOAN DEBT CONSOLIDATION
LOANS E.T.C

If you are interested Just respond/apply

APPLICANT INFORMATION:
********************************
FIRST NAME.....................................
LAST NAME......................................
GENDER....................
MARITAL STATUS..............................
BIRTH DATE................................
MOBILE PHONE.....................................
WORK PHONE.......................................
OCCUPATION:....................
CONTACT ADDRESS.......................
CITY................................................
STATE/PROVINCE...........................
COUNTRY........................................
ZIP/POSTAL CODE...........................

LOAN DETAILS:
********************
MONTHLY INCOME.....................
LOAN AMOUNT NEEDED............
LOAN DURATION........................
PURPOSE OF LOAN...................

Upon receipt of your application we shall then send you a well caculated terms and
condition which must be agreeable by you.
Remain blessed as we await your mail.

Best Regards,
JIM WALSH
FINANCIER/CEO
JIM WALSH FINANCE RESOURCE
TEL:+4470111 84818
Email:jimwalshfinance@yahoo.com.hk

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