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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: Mr rahpmoore <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:54:10 +0100
Subject: Do you need a loan help?


Do you need a loan help?

To pay bills
To buy a property
To invest Or Buy a business
Any other king of loans then contact RAHP MOORE

A cheap loan at low rate at 2%? If so, here is your
Chance to get a loan. Company Branch Are located.

Head Office: Houston Texas USA.
U.K Branch Office: London
India Branch Office: New Delhi
South Africa: Johannesburg

We offer loans of any amount to all part of the globe.

Company Emails

Contacted contact with the below details.

Amount required:
Loan Duration:
Loan Purpose:

Send Reply to:

Thank you,
Dr. Rahp Moore

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