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: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 00:32:52 +0530 (IST)
Subject: INVESTMENT LETTER/ REPLY ME BACK
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$55 Million Dollars,Can you be my partner on this?
- Jerry Ivanovich