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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:

Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 19:21:55 +0700

Greetings To You.

Welcome to churchill strong Service Limited as part of its welfare
package is offering a floating loan scheme at 3%
interest rate without any collateral security.This is to help individuals
and companies reach their financial objectives.

* Personal Loan (Unsecured)
* Business Loan (Unsecured)
* Debt Consolidation Loan
* Improve your home

Please, provide us with the following:
Full Name:
Home Address:
Amount Needed:
Loan Duration:
Need For Loan Application ?

All replies should be forwarded to
churchill strong
Loan Facility Officer

As soon as we recieve the application, Then we will process your Loan
application for approval

Thanks and Best Regards.
churchill strong

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