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: jamal bey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 17:04:50 +0000
Subject: From:Alhaji Jamal Bey
From:Alhaji Jamal BeyHead Of Foreign OperationsManchester M27 5FX, United Kingdom.Phone:+44 7011146770Reply To :email@example.com This is to inform you that your funds of US$15 Million has been approved forimmediate delivery to you as the next of kin to late Mr MR. ROBERT FINKELSTEINwho dead on plane crash. For the purpose of clarification,you are advised toreconfirm (1)Your Full Names--(2)Your Direct Telephone Numbers--(3)Your Physical Address with Zip Code--(4)Your International Passport or Drivers License--So that there will be no error during the delivery of the funds to you in yourcountry of residence.Your quick response will be highly appreciated. Alhaji Jamal BeyManchester M27 5FX, United Kingdom
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