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: lee margret <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 09:40:07 +0100
Thanks for your email that i received today from you, Before I contacted you for real estate invesments of 35 million dollars, but it do not work out for both of us , i have to contact an other person whom help me to invest the fund for the real estate business, so as a man of God i have to compensat you with 925.000.00 dollars which i gave to my lawyer before i travel to italy where i was investing the fund, so please contact my lawyer ok .Contact Person Barrister Amaru Amadi , Email: email@example.com
so the casher check is with him, contact him with your mailing address and your courier account number to send you the check as soon as possible.
God bless you Aman,
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