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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: "CA-CREDIT AND FINANCE" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 09:24:35 +0100

With CA-Credit & Finance, You get Long Term, Fixed rate financing for a very reasonable interest rate. And the best news is that you typically put down only %10. A CACF loan is for Purchase and Improvement of long term fixed assets such as lands, Buildings, or certain equipment, offsetting of Mortgage debts and card loan. As the premier national financing program for small businesses that are expanding and creating jobs. CACF Loans are truly the money that make you walk tall.
Who is Eligible? Independently owned, for-profit businesses that meet the CACF Requirements are eligible. Generally these are businesses that are ready to expand by investing in fixed assets.
Generally these are businesses that are ready to expand by investing in fixed assets loan ranging from $50,000 to Several Million Dollars.
How do I apply? It’s easy, Get Started write,
Full Name: _________________________
Gender: _______________________________
Marital status: _____________________
Contact Address: ______________________
City/Zip code: ________________________
Country: ______________________________
Date of Birth: ________________________
Amount Applied: ________________
Loan Duration: ________________________
Monthly Income/Yearly Income: _________
Occupation: ___________________________
Purpose for Loan: _____________________
Phone: ________________________________
Fax: __________________________________

Hank Duzzer
SMS CACF to +447418478428

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