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:
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 07:04:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: I am a girl of 19 years Please help me
FROM :SANDRA JOANNLOME TOGO WEST AFRICA NOTE:PLEASE KINDLY REPLY ME WITH THIS MY DIRECT EMAIL (email@example.com ) DEAREST I AM SANDRA JOANN.THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF LATE MR AND MRS. ADAMS.J.JOANN.PLEASE AND PLEASE DO NOT BE EMBARASED,I AM SEEKING YOUR ATTENTION TO HELP ME TRANSFER MY INHERITANCE MONEY THE SUM OF($3.5,000,000,00 US DOLLARS)THREE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE AMERICAN DOLLARS. INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.PLEASE IT IS MORE THAN URGENT, DEAREST, I AM WILLING TO COMPENSAT YOU FOR YOUR EFFORT/INPUT AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT OVERSEAS. THANKS AND GOD BE WITH YOU,SANDRA JOANN.
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