fighting spam and scams on the Internet
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.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
Click here to report a problem with this page.
Fraud email example:
From: "Eloy Savimb" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 18:09:35 +0000
Subject: I am seeking for your urgent assistance.
This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met before.I managed to get your contact details through the internet myself, Time
is of importance and I was desperately looking for a person to assist me in this confidential transaction.My movement and that of other members of my family has been highly restricted but happily i have been able to move out the Angola and is now in
I am Eloy Sakiata Savimbi,son of the late leader of Unita Rebel Jonas Savimbi of Angola who died on the 22nd February 2002.(http://www.empereur.com/angola.html)
Before the death of my father he deposited the sum of USD15,000,000.00(Fifteen million united state dollars) in a private security trust compnay for safe keeping only.All the related documents are intact with me and i have contacted the company .I am currently in Dakar Senegal as an asylum seeker pending when I get a foriegn partner because the monetary laws here which do not allow asylum seekers to operate any bank
MUTUAL TRUST AND CONFIDENTIALITY
Based on the above, I am contacting you so that you can help me invest this fund in your country hoping that you will remain trust worthy.The fund was realised from gold and diamond sales when my late father was leading some region in our country.If you are ready I will give you all the information needed.
PLEASE YOUR CONFIDENTIALITY IN THIS TRANSACTION IS HIGHLY REQUIRED.
Nb= You can also contact me with any of these Emails=(firstname.lastname@example.org) or (email@example.com)