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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: "Jason Dwayne" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:31:29 -0400
Subject: We assist with Loan, LC,BG and SBLC.

Do you need a source for "proof of funds"? If so, we can introduce you to a firm who has been closing these deals for several years.

For your reference, we've listed all of their services in the section below:

List of Proof of Funds Services:
* Collateral Enhancement
* Proof of Funds (Cash Account)
* Stand-by Letters of Credit (SBLC)
* Verification of Deposit (VOD)
* Bank Comfort Letters (BCL)
* International Bank Guarantees (BG)
* Documentary Letters of Credit (DLC)

Details for Proof of Funds Services:

* Terms from 30 days to 12 months, discounts for longer term usage
* Access to all paperwork in less than 24 hours after confirmation
* No Credit Check or Financial Statements Required
* Standard bank Verification of Deposit provided for all accounts
* Bank accounts opened and confirmed in writing by bank officers
* SWIFT MT799, MT760, MT720, and MT999 confirmation options available
* Corporate envelope SWIFT MT798 and MT710 services available
* All Brokers are paid for referrals, and never cut out of the deal!

Kindly contact me for more information.

Thank you,
Mr. Jason Dwayne
722 Nw Klickitat St, Camas, WA 98607-9014, USA.
Skype:- broker.tsf
Email :

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