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: "frankchambers10 Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 18:53:47 +0200
Subject: I am presently at JFK Airport
I am a Diplomat from the Caribbeans named Frank Chambers,mandated to deliver
your inheritance to you in your country of residence.
The funds total US$7.5 Million and you were made the beneficiary of these
funds by a benefactor whose details will be revealed to you after handing
over the funds to you in accordance with the Agreement I signed with the
benefactor when he enlisted my assistance in delivering the funds to you.
I am presently at JFK Airport in the United States of America and before
I can deliver the funds to you, you have to reconfirm the following
information so as to ensure that I am dealing with the right person.
5.Direct Telephone Numbers
After verification of the information with what I have on file,I shall
contact you so that we can make arrangements on the exact time I will be
bringing your package to your residential address.
Send the requested information so that we can proceed.