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: Emmanuel Owusu <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 03:21:02 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: GET BACK TO ME ASAP
I am Mr. Emmanuel Owusu, the auditor general of a bank in Ghana. There Is an account opened in my bank in 2000 and since 2003 nobody has operated on this account again. My investigation proved to me that the owner of this account is DR. GEORGE W. BRUMLEY, He died since 2003 and no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it.
The amount in the account is $6m ( Six Million United States Dollars).
I need your full co-operation to make this work fine. Upon receipt of your reply, I will give you more details on this transaction.
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