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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: "Davis Morgan" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:36:40 +0200
Subject: ......................01/06/2012..................

Dear Sir/Madam,

we Need a reliable fund managers from Europe, Asia and America, for our
clients (Investors); our clients are capable of funding any legitimate and
viable project that can generate 5% annual interest annually, owning to
the global economic downturn.

Funding availability ranging from US$5,000,000.00 to US$500,000,000.00.
Project funding is in form of Loan as our clients will not be part of the
investments/ projects. Our investors are only interested in providing
funds as loan.

If you are interested in obtaining loan for project funding, do contact me
with your contacts, company's address for more directives.


Davis Morgan

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