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: "MRS J.W. MARK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 07:27:49 +0900 (JST)
Subject: RE: YOUR URGENT ATTENTION IS NEEDED FAST ON THIS MATTER.
THIS IS ALL ABOUT THE RELEASE OF LARGE SUMS OF FUND TO YOU. GET BACK 4 DETAILED INFO BY MY BOSS BY EMAILING BACK ON (email@example.com ) OR CALLING +234 14342164.
MRS. MARK, SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT,AFDB.
- MRS J.W. MARK