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.
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Fraud email example:
From: "Kelvin Allyn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 10:07:37 +0000
Subject: transfer fee
To make every this legal and right, we have to make sure you receive a certificate of winning. Incase anything happens to your winning before it gets to you, the insurance company will be responsible and your funds will be paid by insurance company.
In some cases where winners are from
, transfer fee is free. Since you are in UK , your transfer fee will be determined by the delivering courier company you prefer, that is if you want the funds sent to your house, if you want to receive your winnings in your account, you pay 1,450 Pounds. America