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: "jasmine awa" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:10:53 +0000
My name is jasmine,honest and nice looking girl .i am 24yrs old 165cm
tall,chocolate skinned,with brown sexy eye balls looking for a man who can
be a true friend and a close confidant,so i checked the site of acquaintance
and found your profile very interesting and i would love for us to have
communication.so please mail me on my email add (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
lets know each other better. have a lovely,beautiful,love filled week ahead
as i expect your mail remember age and distance should not be a barrier to
finding true friendship,it should not limit us from discovering the beauty
that lies in between us ok,and i will send you my photo and tell you more
about myself as soon as i get a mail from you thanks.