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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: Jane Matins <>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 15:58:40 -0800
Subject: (Marina Mall, Al Marina, Abu Dhabi) National Investment Corporation (NIC)

Jane Matins (Equity Analyst)
National Investment Corporation (NIC)
Marina Mall, Al Marina, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Respect Sir|Madam

Let me introduce you to our Funding programme you are invited to be a

National Investment Corporation (NIC) is a company driven by a mission so
ambitious and grand sustained by a powerful vision that turned a name into
a brand. A company of diversification operating in many sectors today
setting standards in innovation, a company leading the way in Financing and
Capital Investment within the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and GCC region.

Our Vision is to create and innovative global investment guru around the
globe, and our Mission is simple,to increase wealth creation by investing
in a portfolio of complementary projects and partnerships across diverse
industries and countries.

We are providing middle and back office outsourcing of fund administration
services representing over US$70 billion (Seventy Billion United States
Dollars) now in committed capital for various investment opportunities in
UAE and around the globe and we wish to re-invest this fund by putting it
into the management of private businessmen and corporations with good
business ideas that can generate the minimum of 10% ROI per annum over
maximum of 5 -10 years duration.

National Investment Corporation is looking for equity partners, companies,
Entrepreneurs and portfolio managers who will pay up to 3.5% interest
and/OR part equity position with a 5 to 10 year hold. In 2030, we plan on
acquiring up to US$4 Trillion in high-quality, low risk assets and
investments to capitalize on the current market cycle.

You are invited to be a participant as beneficiary to the National
Investment Corporation Entrepreneur Capitalization Program. The National
Investment Corporation funds are set aside for business entities and
companies within UAE and otherwise with international investment
engagements. Our centre of attention are on seed capital,
early-stage,start-up ventures, existing LLC and total completion and
expansion of investment projects with immediate funding.

Applications are required from business executives and companies with
proven business records in search of fund for expansion or for capital

Please contact me back for more details.
Jane Matins (Equity Analyst)
National Investment Corporation (NIC)
Marina Mall, Al Marina, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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