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: "Charles Soludo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 11:43:39 +0000
Subject: Spectrum is Green.
Spectrum is Green.
After detailed investigation we where told that the account forwarded to you for the remittance of us$ 75,000.00 is currently open and existing, I don't know why you said the account has been closed, please verify ver well and let me know if I will make an arrangement of another account for your to transfer the money.
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