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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: "First Financial Service" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 23:25:53 -0200
Subject: Business - Personal Loan OFFER-

Dear Applicant,

We give loan to private company and individuals. You can find some vital information about the loan we offer below. In getting a loan from our company, there are some information we need to pass across to you before we can proceed to the application process .

INTEREST RATE: In the loan we offer, we do charge 3.6% Interest rate. Email Us: ( )

AMOUNT GIVEN: We Give Out A Minimum Amount Of 1,000.00 to A Maximum of 500,000,000.00 . We will send you all official details about our company on your next mail to us. This mail is for notification purpose only.

INFORMATION NEEDED: As for the information needed, you will need to fill an application which contains your personal information and also the loan information, this will help us give you a full documentation of the loan terms and agreement contract which you will be expected to sign and send back to the company for approval if satisfied. Email Us: ( )

Blacklisted Applicants are welcome to apply. No credit check. No hidden cost.

If you are interested contact Via: and fill out the below loan application form.

Our Other Offers Are:

Personal Loan
Consolidation Loan
Car Loan
Home Loan
Investment Portfolio

We awaits your urgent application form to be filled ok. Email Us: ( )

Brought to you by First Financial Service.

Thank you.

Maylene C. C

First Financial Service
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