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:
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 20:45:57 +0100
Hello dearest friend
I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting
that fund transferred to a Swiss account. I did not forget your past
effort to assist me despite the fact that It failed us somehow so I
some amount for you in my own appreciation for your compensation.Now I
want you to contact my present secretary Mr.email@example.com My former
secretary Mrs. Rose Khobe is on marternity leave and wont be around
next year. Contact my present secretary Mr.firstname.lastname@example.org and direct
on how to send the fund to you.
Call him or email him and ask him to send you the total sum of
one Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars in a certified
international bank draft issued from UBS AG, Switzerland, which I have
kept for your compensation.
Dr. mike jime