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: MOHAMED DANJUMA <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 21:41:34 +0100 (BST)
Subject: VERY URGENT.
Attn: Jarman Adlermacher,
Thanks for your urgent email response, you said something about Authorization letter. If I may ask, do you need Authorization letter from UNITED NATION or BARCLAYS BANK OF LONDON. Simply indicate.
Waiting for your urgent response.
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