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: "NEED TRUE LOVE" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:21:46 +0100
Subject: I NEED A SINCERE AND FAITHFUL GENTLEMAN
please this mail is directed only to unmarried MEN
I AM CALLED SHARON QUEEN
I AM 27YRS OLD AND A PROSPEROUS BUSINESS LADY BASED IN NEW YORK UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
I AM 1m/73 TALL AND I PLAY TENIS AND DOES SEA DIVING AT MY SPARE TIME.
I AM SINGLE AND NEED A VERY NICE SERIOUS, SINCERE AND FAITHFUL GENTLEMAN TO LOVE FOR
THE REST OF MY LIFE.
WILL YOU BE THE ONE TO WIPE MY TEARS WHEN I CRY? PLEASE TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF
3 DO YOU HAVE ANY BROTHERS OR SISTERSß
4 FAVOURITE COLOUR
5 FAVOURITE DICH ETC
I LIKE PEOPLE WITH A TRUE SENSE OF HUMOUR.SOMEONE WHO IS READY TO GIVE TRUE LOVE.
I HATE DECEIT AND UNFAITHFUL PEOPLE.
WILL BE HAPPY TO KNOW YOU FOR THE BEST. I NEED A SERIOUS guy TO SHARE IDEAS, LOVE AND HAPPINESS
I WILL BE TRAVELLING NEXT WEEK TO EXECUTE A FEW CONTRACTS IN GERMANY.
CONTACT ME AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
waiting for your urgent mail
lots of kisses in advance