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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: Norton Financial Loan Company <>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:54:18 +0200

Do You Need A Loan ?

Do you seek a Loan today? Norton Financial Loan Company is a private Loan
Company Located in the United Kingdom,we give out loans to individuals, firms
and co-operate bodies both secured and unsecured at 3% interest rate monthly
base worldwide, with no credit check up,no collateral required.Loan terms and
determinant,loan amount between the sum of $2000 (Two Thousand USD) Min to
$10,000,000 (Ten Million USD) Max, We offer all kind of Loans. we give
out long
term loan for five to fifty years maximum.

Contact us today via e-mail:

We offer the following kinds of loans and many more;

* Personal Loans ( Unsecured Loan)* Business Loans ( Unsecured Loan)
* Consolidation Loan* Combination Loan* Home Improvement

Below are the loan Applications:

* Applicant Full Names:
* Applicant Contact Address:
* Country:
* Sex:
* Age:
* Tel:
* Marital Status:
* Amount Required As Loan:
* Proposed Terms/Duration Of Loan:
* Annual Income:
* Occupation:
* Email:

Best Regards

Mr. George Williams
Panic Loans International
Norton Financial Loan Company
Tel: +447024053485

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