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: Abaie Taie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2008 02:55:12 -0700
Subject: your package of $800.000.00
Contact Fedex Delivery Man Mr.Daniel j Cole for your package of
$800.000.00 United States Dollars, with your valid home address and
phone number, find his contact below .Contact Person: Mr.Daniel j Cole