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: "Mr. ELDERERIC JOHNSON" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:38:43 +0200
Subject: Mr, ELDERERIC JOHNSON
Attn: Sir/Madam. TRANSFER OF 17.9,000.00 MILLION POUNDS TO YOUR ACCOUNT. I NEED YOUR STRONG ASSURANCE AND CO-OPERATIONS. I have confidential discussion with you meanwhile, my name is ELDERERIC JOHNSON and I work in a Bank here in London. Therefore I need your cooperation attention in this transactions; I will provide all necessary information needed in order to claim this money. Hoping in God that you will never let me down now or in future. Your full name, occupation and phone number is needed for heart to heart discussions.Let me hear from you urgent. Best Regards.Mr, ELDERERIC JOHNSON. P.O.BOX 3038, 57 VICTORIA STREET.
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