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: Barr John Eze <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 17:27:38 +0900 (JST)
Subject: INHERTITANCE CLAIM FUND.
I am Barrister John Eze, Personal Attorney to Mrs.Ann Parker,I may like you to assist me stand as the Next of Kin to my late client Mrs.Ann Parker Inheritance fund $26.5m. SEND YOUR NAME,ADDRESS,AGE, OCCUPATION,PHONE AND FAX NUMBER TO CLAIM THIS FUND.I will advise you further. Barr. John Eze.
- Barr John Eze