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: maria jose <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 22:57:36 +0000
Subject: Dear Email owner,
Dear Email owner,
We are Delighted to congratulate you over your email success in our computer balloting sweepstake held by euro milion on 10th Sept.2007.This is a Scientific Computer program in which cooperate and individual email addresses were used WORLD WIDE. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users,therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it.You have been approved a star prize of 1,000,000.00 euro (One million euro).Be informed your winnings has been insured/deposited in a suspense account to reference number AL147MD.To claim your prize you are to contact the appointed agent by phone and email below for the immediate release of your winnings.
CAJA FINANCEContact Person:Mr.Mario valesicoMadrid,spainEmail to:email@example.com
Email the appointed agent with your reference number,Full Names, Contact Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number) via email to process the immediate payment of your prize. Once again congratulations !!!
Dr.Maria JoseLottery co-ordinator Euro Million Spainsh AnnexAdvendid De Sol 6,MadridSpain.
REPLY TO :firstname.lastname@example.org
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