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: KIngsley Tarawally <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:41:14 +0200
Subject: Greetings From Kingsley
Greetings From Kingsley
I am Mr Kingsley Tarawally from Seirra leone but residing in Ivory Coast in West Africa. It is my desire to contact you on honesty and sincerity to assist me in transferring the sum of $18,000,000 inherited from my father late Mr. K.S Tarawally, I am motivated in contacting you and hope to gradually build trust, relationship and confidence in you as i get to know you better.
So please i want to know if you will be of assistance but first I want to get to know you better. I am willing to offer you 20% of the total amount for your effort input after the successful transfer of this money and investment. Indicate your interest towards assisting me by sending your phone # and address so that i can communicate with you at any time.
I will be waiting for your responseThanks
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