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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. SURESH KUMAR" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2017 05:40:38 +0800

Good day Sir/Madam,

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within a 5 year to 20 years repayment duration period to any part of the world. We give out loanswithin the
range of $10,000,000.00 to $100,000,000 USD. Our loans are well insured and maximum security is our
priority. Are you losing sleep at nights worrying how to get a Legit Loan Lender? Are you biting your
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* Do you seek funding for various other processes?
* If you have any of the above problems, I can be of assistance to you
but I want you to understand that I give out my loans at an interest rate of 2.25%.
* Borrow up to $100,000,000 USD.
* Choose between 5 to 20 years to repay.
* Choose between Monthly and Annual repayments Plan.
* Flexible Loan Terms.

Interested Persons should contact me via emailed-mail: ( if you would like to
continue, please fill below the basic information required to calculate a draft copy of the Loan repayment
as well as the terms.

Country of Residence:
Loan amount:
Telephone Number:

Thank you.
Mr.Suresh Kumar.

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