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: "TOM INVESTMENT PLC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 23:52:25 +0000
Subject: APPLY FOR LOAN @5% INTEREST RATE
I am Dr Tom James the Director General Of Tom Investment Plc, i give out
genuine and government approve loan to serious minded individuals and companies
if interested contact me at email@example.com