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: mrs tina smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 00:14:01 +0900 (JST)
Subject: FOR CHARITY
I am mrs tina smith i have some funds i want to donate in your country for charity and less privileged.
Pls if you can be of help, get back for more details.
Mrs Tina Smith
Tel:44 702 403 5881
- mrs tina smith