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: RAYMOND BROWN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 09:14:19 +0100 (BST)
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS.....YOU HAVE WON 750,000 Pounds
YOU ARE REALLY A LEGIT WINNER YOUR ARE NOW ADVICE TO FILL THE VERIFICATION FORM BELOW AND SEND IT BACK TO ME FOR VERICATION TO EFFECT THE DELIVERY OF YOUR WINNING PRIZE
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