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: MR MARK DUKE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 21:44:18 +0900 (JST)
Subject: ATTENTION AN URGENT INHERITANCE FUND
I Am Mr. Mark Duke, Branch Accountant Union Bank Plc, looking for who to stand as the next of kin to the deceased, To Late Mr. Charles Fredrick ,deposited US$15m,at union bank plc before he died, I will like you to reach me this:Name.Contact address. Tel and Fax,:email@example.com,
- MR MARK DUKE