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: maik john <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:41:34 +0200
Subject: ***********CONGRATULATION ************
We wish to congratulate you over your email address success in our computer balloting sweepstake.with Microsoft Award And LA Primitiva Lottery España You have won the sum of 2,500, 000:00 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros) in cash credited to file with REFERENCE NUMBER ESP/1245/114L/LOP WINNING NUMBER : 5-11-13-34-35-40 BATCH NUMBERS : TRW/1290/556/WE
To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent below as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings with your full below details.
1) Your Full Name: _________
2) Your Telephone Number:__________
3) Your Mobile Number:________
SECURITD AGENT SA
TEL: +34 664 849 609
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Congratulations once again from all our staff. John Maik
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