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.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 05:52:28 +0200
Dear Friend, Greetings!
I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank
Draft of $850.000.00 United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you
since that time. Then I went and deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER
COMPANY, Cotonou, Benin Republic before I travelled out of the country for
a 3 Months Course ..
What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY as soon
as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of
the expiring date. For your information, I have paid for the delivering
Charge, Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing
that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your
The only money you will send to the Courier & Security Company to deliver
your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($100.00 US)hundredUnited
States Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so
far. Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $100.00
US Dollars. I would have paid that but they said no because they don't know
when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.
You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY now for the delivery of your
Draft with this information bellow;
Contact Person: JAMES AKAYA
Telephone:+229 9386 6119
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm the following infomation to them
to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give
you the tracking number to enable you track your package over there and
know when it will get to your address.
The infomations are;
1.YOUR FULL NAME;
4.HOUSE / OFFICE PHONE NOS
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICT FOR IDDENTIFICATION
Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail
to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping
fee of $100.00 US Dollars for their immediate action.Do let know immediately
you recieves your package.
DR Abdel Aziz