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: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:06:00 +0100
Subject: YOUR EMAIL ID, HAS WON YOU US$850,000.00
Headquarters: 31, Brixon RD
Calton Building RM 108,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Ck No. 433/453L/SA
Vat No. 7659/00/08
Batch: ( 13/26/DC36.)
(Ball number 6)(Ball number 8)(Ball number 10)(Ball number 19)(Ball number 30)(Ball number 42)
We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 Online World Cup Lottery Award International programs held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: (B9665 75604546 199) with ! Serial number (97560)Drew the winning number: (6/8/10/19/30/42), and Insurance number:(KISCS433/2010SNLP/2008) which subsequently won you the lottery award in the 2nd category.
Your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of you visiting various websites, participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 1,000,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world and no tickets were sold.The lottery programe took place to promote South Africa (2010 FIFA world cup ).
Therefore, you have been approved to claim a total sum of US$850,000.00 (Eight hundred & fifty thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file Number: (KPC/9030108308/03). This is from a total cash prize shared among the lucky winners in this category world-wide.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information safe untill your claims are processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.
(Please be warned)
To file for your claim, you are to contact our prize processing department with the below informations immediately you read this message for further directives.
1.Your full names:
9.Amount Won:10.Insurance Number
PRIZE PROCESSING DEPARTMENTContact Person: Alex AndersonTel: +27- 789 187 030Fax: +27- 86 566 2520Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your co-operation
Cole Harrison(Zonal Co-ordinator)N.B/Contact Mr. Alex Anderson, for your prize claim. Signed: President Nelson Mandela (chairman)
Molefi OLIPHANT (President)
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Executive Officer
This program, is surponsored by the South African Gambling Authority and
surported by FIFA.
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