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:
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 08:09:07 +0200
Subject: From: Mrs.Sonia Koffi.
From: Mrs.Sonia Koffi.
Country Cote d'ivire,
in west Africa.
Dear Good Friend ,
Good to write you,I have a proposal for you,Your profile pushed me to send
you this mail,
I am Mrs.Sonia, My husband was a highly international reputable busnness
magnet-(a cocoa merchant) who operated in the capital of Ivory coast,Abidjan
during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in Europe
during one of his business trips abroad last year.
Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded
by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time.
But God knows the truth!.
Before his death of my husband,he called me when he is the hospital and
told me that he has the sum of (USD$33.500,000) in one metallic trunk box(Consignment)
and he deposited with one of the leading security company here in abidjan.
He further told me that he deposited the consignment in my name and advice
me to make an arrangement with my only son and move the consignment to any
I am just a young lady with only one Son Henry and really don't know what
to do,this is because of I have suffered a lot set backs as a result of
political crisis here in Ivory coast.
My reason for contacting you, is for you to kindly assist us financially
so we can be able to pay for the demurrage charges accumulated so far.
we are also contacting you for your professional and international business
advice and assistance on how I can move this assets to your Country and
my late husband made me to know that the security company officials does
not know the real content of the box.
please take note.
The death of my husband actually brought sorrow to my life.
I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards to help
Now permit me to ask these few questions.
1. Can you honestly help me ?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you?
Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you so much
as you read this mail comprehensively and get back to me.
My sincere regards,
please reply via email@example.com
Con Terra MAIL obtienes 6MB de espacio además de bloqueo ANTISPAM
Acceso a Internet 3 x 1, desde ¡$179 pesos al mes!
Encuentra los mejores productos y precios increibles!!
Aprovecha nuestra promoción a 12 pagos sin intereses con Banamex y Bancomer