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: "Barri.Peter Johnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 01:11:14 -0700 (PDT)
I receive your mail, thanks very much for your ineterest to work with me, the business is 100% risk free.
Before the bank will transfer the money into your bank account, we have to optain some legal ducoments that will back up this transfer and the documents will bear your name as the true beneficairy of the money.
We have to optaine this documents immediatly so that the bank will comes work on the transfer.
These documents will only cost us 2.500 pounds to optain. as soon as we optain these documents i will present it to the bank with your banking informations and your full name that you will send to me so that they will make the to your bank account .
Get back to me so that we can go ahead to optain the documents .
Barri. Peter Johnson
Note. Please dont let me down as soon as you receive this money into your bank account.
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