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: henry green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 08:47:04 +0000
Subject: From Henry Green.
It is quite unrealistic sending such message over the internet because of numerous nefarious activities, hacking and scams that befall the world These days; but I apologize for this and would humbly wish you pardon my Ignorance and spend some time to think over my proposal.
My name is Mr.Henry Green. I have an investment proposition for you and I feel I can share the suggestion with someone I can trust. I don't know you from Adam but I believe we can be of mutual benefit to each other.
Should you be interested, please forward to me your full name, contact address, contact telephone and fax number to enable me ascertain your trustworthiness and send the details to you.
I anticipate your cooperation to this matter.
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