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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: "KUIS LOAN OFFICE" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:10:40 -0700


I am Mr. David Williams, a Private Loan Lender and a cooperate

financial for real estate and any kinds of business financing.I also offer Loans

to individuals


1)The Borrower must be at least 25yrs old

2)Even with Bad credit, we still Guarantee the Loan

3)The Loan Can Be Granted Even with low credit

4)There is no prepayment penalty.

5)You do not need a Co-Signer


Repayment is made Monthly or Yearly depending on the choice of the borrower .and

The Repayment schedule for a Loan is calculated and sent to the borrower.

Interest Rate:

The Interest rate applicable to all Loans Is 4 %.

Loan Transfer:

The Loan Is Transfered to the Borrower via

1)Account swift transfer

2)Courier delivery service/Cheque

3)Money Gram

4)Western Union

Please reply to the private email: loanlenders2003@ aol .com


Mr David Kuis Williams

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