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: "KF FIDEL" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 11:40:21 +0000
Subject: FROM:KOFI JACOB
I AM KOFI JACOB,SON OF LATE DR.FIDEL B. JACOB,WHO
WORKED UNDER EX-PRESIDENT CHARLSE TAYLOR OF LIBERIA, BEFORE HIS ASSASINATION
IN THE LAST LIBERIAN CRISIS.
I AND MY MOTHER MRS.GRACE JACOB, WANT TO MOVE SOME FUND LEFT BY MY LATE
FATHER ,FOR SAFE KEEPING AND INVESTMENT OUTSIDE THE SHORES OF AFRICA.
IF YOU ARE WILLING AND CAPABLE TO ACCOMODATE THIS
PLEASE DO SEND US THIS INFOMATIONS:
1 PRIVATE PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS FOR EASY COMMNICATIONS
2 YOUR FULL NAME AND HOME ADDRESS.
AMOUNT TO TRANSFER OUT:USD (TWENTY
UNITED STATES DOLLAR).
TAKING ASSYLUM IN NIGERIA.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR KIND UNDERSTANDING.
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