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: TONY JOHNSON <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:23:45 +0000
Subject: From: Prof.Tony Johnson
From: Prof.Tony JohnsonManchester M27 5FX, United Kingdom.Dear Friend, This is to inform you that your funds of Ten Million United States Dollars (US$10,000,000.00 ) has been approved for immediate delivery to you. For the purpose of clarification, you are advised to reconfirm your Full Names, Direct Telephone Numbers, 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.
Thanks as we await your prompt response.
Faithfully yours, prof. Tony JohnsonArmor Security Vault and Finance Company;Manchester M27 5FX, United KingdomTell: +44 7035903225
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