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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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Fraud email example:

From: "Investment and Loan Application" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:41:34 +0200
Subject: Loan Investment Agreement Apply Now

Welcome to Capital Loan Investment 
We specialize in Growth Capital Loans and Investments in Asia. We offer  long terms investment loan (Maximum of 20 years period) at the rate of  5% interest rate to small and big time projects/businesses, We offer from the range of $50,000 (Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) to $100.000.000 (Hundred  Million United States  Dollars) With one year defer grace period for re-payment for project and business establishment. 
We give offer  personal and business loans, to individuals, companies, financing of Governmental project with public and private sectors  in a broad range of areas including Real Estate, Jewelry, Energy, Agriculture, Oil, Fuel and Gas Business, Construction, Cars  Investment loan, Publishing,Transportation Automotive Auto Parts and Accessories, Leisure and Tourism, Mining and Metal  Sector, emerging markets and high-technology within the technology sector, the firm also focuses on communications, software and digital content and services.
We've developed a lending program that makes it easy for you to meet our clients' loan investment borrowing needs. Working closely with advisors across the world, we have been offering investment loans for more than 10 years and for project assistance and execution. We also provide quick, and easy short term small loans in any viable projects that you requires funding on debt funding capacity/Loan Application, On review of your project plan we shall determine on the projects possible funding.
This will be a silent and private placement loan Investment endeavor to respond promptly if the investment loan proposal meets your company's or personal Approval.
Email at:
Kind Regards,
Bharat Kannan

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