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: Jimmy Harry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 11:40:36 -0800 (PST)
Subject: URGENT Reply
I NEED YOUR COOPERATION TO TRANSFER 36,759,000.00 MILLION POUNDS TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
My name is Mr Jimmy Harry. and I work in a Bank here in
London.Therefore I need your cooperation in this transaction.
I will provide all necessary information needed in order to claim this
money.Hoping in God that you will never let me down now or in future.
Your full name,occupation and phone number is needed.Let me hear from you.
With trust and believe, kindly send me your information urgetly for onward procedures.
Your Private/Mobile Telephone,Fax Numbers:
Your Full Address, including your drivers liences
Mr Jimmy Harry.
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