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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: "Chris Mount (U.K Office)"<>
Date: 28 May 2020 17:34:00 +0300
Subject: Re: Loan Funds

Dear Sir,

Thank you for connecting with us this second quarter of the year, we are glad to set our loan plan this year 2020/2021 towards the global market due to corona virus pandemic.
I would like to discuss doing business with you in relation to any project finance you may have, and your capital growth. We are hands-on investors sourcing for innovative entrepreneurs and consultants with investment opportunities in commercial-real estate industrial projects, hotel development , tourism-hospitality projects, renewable energy, waste-recycling, mineral-mining, heavy construction, environmental-tech projects,etc, that have the right mix of flair, growth potentials and market vision.
Whether it’s a start-up project looking to launch a pilot project, a company with proven technology that needs capital input to reaching commercial scale. We are open to structure a loan package and agreement based on your financial needs and projections. Our financial solutions have many advantages over a traditional commercial loans from other banks.
For information on our low interest-rate loans and application and if your interested for a follow-up, kindly let me know so I can give you more details.

Thank you.

Kind Regards,
Christopher Mount

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