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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: "Glitec Finance Loan" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:54:42 +0530
Subject: Do You Need a Loan?

We are a Legitimate Reputable Money Lender. Getting a legitimate loan has
always been a huge problem to clients who have financially in needs.
Glitec Finance Plc has been accredited by the lender's council to give out
loans at 3% to local and international clients.We have been given the
privilege to meet your financial needs.The issue of credit shouldn't stop you
from getting the loan that you need and have made that difference in the
lending industry. We give out loan ranging from US$5, 000.00 to maximum
US$5,000, 000.00 to individuals in need of financial assistance, that have a
bad credit or in need of money to pay bills, to invest on business etc.

Services Rendered include:

**Refinance *Home Improvement **Investment Loan
*Debt Consolidation *Business Loans *Personal Loans
*International Loans.

Upon Response, below is Loan application form


1. Full Name 2. Address 3. Country
4. State 5. Occupation 6. Telephone Number
7. Age 8. Purpose of loan 9. Marital Status
10. Sex 11. Amount Needed 12. Loan Duration

In acknowledgment to these details, I will send you a well calculated
Terms and Condition for the amount you require.

Mr Fred Wallace
Tell:+44 70100-52346

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