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 elizberth forbie <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 23:15:54 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: YOUR KIND ATTENTION
YOUR KIND ATTENTION:
I AM ELIZBERTH FORBIE FROM BO FREE TOWN SIERRA LEONE WE ARE
WRITTING TO SEEK YOUR HIGHLY ESTEMMED HELP/ CONSENT IN A LASTING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP OF MUTUAL BENEFIT INVOLVING $14MILLION USD FOR INVESTMENT IN YOUR COMPANY/COUNTRY UNDER A JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP.
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