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: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 13:45:18 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Re: Your attention
I am Mr Joseph Cole a banker with HSBC Bank London. I want to present you as a next of kin to a deceased that deposited the sum of 4.5 Million pounds in our bank. I will give you full details upon your response.
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