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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: "Alliance secure financial Loan" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:43:06 -0700

Dear Sir/Madam,
We are legitimate and accredited money lender. We provide loan to people in need of financial assistance.
1 % Do you have a bad credit or you are in need of money to pay bills? We want to use this medium
to info rm you that we render reliable
beneficiary assistance as we will be glad to offer you a loan.
Service Rendered includes:

o Refinance
o Home Loan
o Mortgage
o Home Improvement
o Car Loan
o Hard money loan
o Debt Consolidation
o Line of credit
o Business Loan
o Personal Loan
o International Loan
o Loan Blacklist
Contact us today and allow us help you out of financial hardship. Funds may be used for any purpose including personal or
business use. Send us an e-mail and request for a loan application to fill-up. Receive fast funding in less than 2 hours.
100% approval Guaranteed.
Contact us now for your financial solutions.

Alliance secure financial Loan
Contact email address:
Accountant Department
Mr Micheal Daniel
Mrs Margret John

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