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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: "John Woods" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:47:03 +0200



We are into financial investment brokerage facilitating soft loans for prospective clients with optimal result.

My name is John Woods an investment marketer with ASIALINK FINANCE CORPORATION. We have surplus cash in the tone of five billion United States of American dollar inflow from some Asian investors whose wishes are to stay anonymous in the whole of the transaction because of
their status in their respective countries.

We are now issuing loans to credible fund managers with good knowledge in money marketing with reasonable yields. Perhaps you might be interested to take an investment loan through us and I am willing and ready to
assist you obtain the loan with less stress and without unnecessary collateral as much as you have a defined financial goal setter profile.

However, you are welcome if you are interested in investing on our behalf in areas of real estate industry, hotel industry, High-tech industry, banking industry etc or areas you are expert
on and we would provide world class management tutorial online in order to see you succeed. Therefore, making your loan payment easy.

Contact me on a confidential basis and I will guide you on the salient parts that could facilitate and fast track the loan process without fail and you shall settle me upon receipt of the fund you applied for.

Please get back to me for further details ASAP!

Kindly write me back through my private email:

John Woods

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