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: Dr Goodluck James <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 21:49:37 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Respond Urgent,
FROM==DR GOODLUCK JAMES
ATTENTION==ACCOUNT OWNER 11/4/2008.
URGENT TRANSFER OF $10.5USD MILLION INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT WEST APEX BANK (ADB) JUST APPROVED OUR BANK TO TRANSFER THE SUM OF $10.5 USD MILLION INTO YOUR ACCOUNT IMMEDAITELY.
YOURE ADVICED TO RECONFIRM YOUR CURRENT ACCOUNT INFORMATIONS TO AVOID MISTAKE OR REDIRECTION OF FUNDS TO ANOTHER ACCOUNT BASED ON THE DISCRIPANCES GOING ON IN THE BANKING SECTOR.
NOTE YOUR ARE CALL DR GOODLUCK JAMES ON 233249978479 FOR YOUR TRANSFER PIN NUMBER AND YOUR PAYMENT SLIP WITHIN 24 HOURS TO AVOID SENDING THIS FUNDS BACK AS UNCLAIMED FUNDS.
DR GOODLUCK JAMES
DIRECTOR INTERONTINENTAL BANK GHANA .
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