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: "Mr.NAT NELSON" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 23:04:25 +0000
Subject: hope to hear urgently from you.
Please l will like you to treat this matter very urgent and your opinon will
be highly respected,l have something very important that l will like to
discuss with you of mutual benefit,l am origin an of Zimbabwe one of the sons of the white displaced farmers and l am
presently here now in dakar.
I will be waiting.