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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: "ICFC Financial Funding Management Japan" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:58:14 +0100
Subject: Re- Loans & Project Funding.

Dear Sir/ Madan ,

We specialize in Providing Financial Loan services with interest rate of 2% with of 3Years Moratorium(Grace Period) and Maximum re-payment duration of 1-12Yrs. We also Issue Top rated MTN/ BG/SBLC/LC and Monetizing etc . We offer Loans for Project funding with Flexible Procedure and Condition. Brokers are also Invited to work with us on Commission bases .
For loan and Project funding services contact us

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

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