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: nick cole <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 01:54:49 +0100
Subject: good day
firstname.lastname@example.orgFrom:DR NICK COLE.Manchester M27 5FX, United Kingdom.Fax:TEL:+44 704 010 4044.
This is to inform you that your funds of US$10 Million has been approved for immediate delivery to you.For the purpose of clarification,you are advised to reconfirm:
(1)Your Full Names---------(2)Your Direct Telephone Numbers--------(3)Your Physical Address with Zip Code------- So that there will be no error during the delivery of the funds to you in your country of residence.Your quick response will be highly appreciated.DR NICK COLE.
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