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: mohammed <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 11:05:46 +0100 (BST)
Subject: WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER
Good Day ,
I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we have never met
before, but need not to worry as I am using the only secured and confidential
medium available to seek for your foreign assistance . I am contacting you
independently of my investigation and no one is informed of this
i am mohamed abacha i need your asistance in taking custody of some funds for investment into viable business venture in your country in partinership with me
Please view these websites and read their content carefully.
The funds is presently deposited with a security firm abroad. All that is needed is for you to
arrange to take delivery of the funds from the Security Company.
Please contact me so that I can give you more details at my private email address firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I anticipate your prompt response.
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