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: pule robert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 05:45:33 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: WINNING PROCESS
After filling for your claim, please contact our dispatch officer and provide him with the following details below:
MR PULE ROBERT
190 - 194 Main Street
Barrhead Glasgow G78 1SL
Information Line: Dial +448706260380.After the message enter pin number #(1741) After the message again enter 1
3. Marital Status:
8. Country Of Residence:
9. Telephone Number (Country Code)-(Area Code)- Phone Number):
10 Cell Number: (Country Code) - (Cell Phone Number):
11. Fax Number:
12. Draw Number above:
13. Annual income:
14. Payment Method:
15. Email Address:
Goodluck from me and members of staff of the NATIONAL LOTTERY.
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