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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:
- This email uses a separate reply address that is different from the sender address. Spammers use this to get replies even when the original spam sending accounts have been shut down. Also, sometimes the sender addresses are legitimate looking but fake and only the reply address is actually an email account controlled by the scammers.
- The following phrases in this message should put you on alert:
- "firstname.lastname@example.org" (this email address has been used in a known scam)
- This email message is a 419 scam. Please see our 419 FAQ for more details on such scams.
Fraud email example:
From: ICFC Financial Funding Management Japan <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 02:11:33 +0100
Subject: Re- Offering Loan Opportunities.
Re- Offering Loan Opportunities.
Attention: Sir / Madam
We offer short term and long term business/commercial loans for both small and large scale businesses anywhere in the world and our funds are purely earned from private and corporate investment portfolios without criminal origin.
We also offer project funding in many parts of the world and most importantly we provide Bank instruments such as BG,MT799/MT103, SBLC,DLC,LC, MTN and Conformable Bank Draft (CBD), Direct Bank to Bank Swift Transmission and Euroclear Bank Bond which can be engage into PPP Trading, Outright Discounting, signatory project(s) such as Aviation, Agriculture, Petroleum, Telecommunication, construction of Dams, Bridges, Real Estate and all kind of projects.
We are direct Providers issuing bank Instrument and our Commercial Loan can be monetized on your behalf for 100% funding. Our leasing rates depends on the face value of the instrument needed . For Offering General Business and Commercial Loan our rate for Direct Loans is 5% All Inclusive Interest rate for total Face Value Yearly.
Do communicate with us if you are interested in seeking Commercial and Business Loan through our Company.
Please reply to our personal email:ICFCManagement@yandex.com
Thanks and Best regards
Regional Head and Middle East Director
ICFC Financial Funding Management Japan
Skype Message : hisoka.ko
ICFC Company Telephone: +81-345-888-443