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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 23:45:47 +0100 (MET)
Subject:THANKS FOR BEEING THERE FOR ME.
I have a need,which finding solution to it,has kept me aware all through the night.
My name is Mr. Razak Numah
I am a benefiary to a bequeath with volume US $ 18 Millions presently at the depository in Ghana - Africa.
I need your assistance to claim and invest funds into a services investment and you will also help me migrate to your country.
Upon your return mail, i will forward depository documents for your proposal and i need you to reply with your direct contact number and for your partnership,you will receive 30% of total sum.
I look forward to your reversal.
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