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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: mike benjamine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 00:19:31 -0700 (PDT)
this is to remind you that i sent a mail to you but up till now i wait with no avail,pls kindly write me so i can know what you are up to regards what i told you in this transaction.
i wait to hear from you,
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