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:
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 04:03:22 -0400
Subject: URGENT ATTENTION!!!
We are in receipt of your mail.
The contact email address of the bank is the correct and accurate one,hence you finding it difficult
to reach them on mail.
Please send them a fax or give the a call to facilitate the transfer of your winnings,you should also know
inform them of the difficulty you encountered in sending emails.
Find below,the contact details of the bank;
NOBLE BANK OF SCOTLAND
CONTACT PERSON:MR. MARK ADAMS
Please treat as urgent beacuse the claim process time is running out.
Once again congratulations!!!
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