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. BANKOLE SOLOMON" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 09:18:34 -0700
Subject: GET BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY
I AM DR. BANKOLE SOLOMON OF NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (NDDC)
NIGERIA. I WOULD LIKE TO INVEST IN ANY VIABLE BUSINESS VENTURE THROUGH YOU
IN YOUR COUNTRY.
ALL I DEMAND FROM YOU IS FOR YOU TO MANAGE THE FUNDS EFFECTIVELY AND WE
WILL SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON HOW THE PROFITS THAT WOULD BE
ACCRURING FROM THE TRANSACTION WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED.
I ALSO DEMAND FOR YOUR ABSOLUTE TRUST AND CONFIDENTIALITY. A TOTAL OF $18
MILLION US DOLLARS HAS BEEN EARMARKED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
Email your replies to: email@example.com
DR. BANKOLE SOLOMON.