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: Office File <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 10:50:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Dear friend.
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dear friend,I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund Now, I want you to contact my secretary on the information below. CONTACT HIM NAME; Mr Suamel Douss E-mail:( email@example.com Ask him to send you the total sum of $1,500.000.00.one five million,US dollars in a bank draft, which I kept for your compensation. 1,Your Name___ 2,Delivery address___ 3,phone Tel____ 4,email addr__ REGARDS Dr,Golden V.Jackson