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: miriam williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 04:54:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: To God Be The Glory
Dearest In Christ,
Good morning and may the peace of the Lord be with you and all the rest of your family it has been long i haven't heared from you iam waiting to hear from you so that i can give you the full information on how you will recieve the fund transfered into your bank account so i will be glad to hear your urgent reply as soon as you recieve this email.
In God's holy love
Sis Mirian Williams.
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