How to send us copies of "419" and other fraud emails
If you've received what looks like a 419 spam (basically, any email from a stranger that promises an unexpected fortune), and the sender address does not yet appear on our list, you're welcome to send us a copy. Please make sure to include the five character string  in the subject line of the email. You can follow this with further details, such:
 Overseas Asset Management Ltd (Paul Hunt, Henry Lewis)  MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL  BARRISTER AHMED BELLO (234-8035319378)  BARRISTER AHMED BELLO  Lagos - email@example.com  Lagos  letter - France  letter 
We strongly prefer mails that are submitted as an attached email. That way we will receive an exact copy of the mail you received, as an attachment. We will put that into our database and process it with our spamfilter, which not only lets us verify it looks like a real 419 mail, it also extracts the 419 sender address automatically and we can find out which email provider the criminals used and other information useful for tracking them.
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Please do not use the normal "Forward" function of your email program, if possible. Please also don't paste emails to Word documents. If you do not know how to forward an email as an attachment or none of this makes any sense to you, use the normal "Forward" function but make sure to include the five character string  in the message subject. If you do use the "Forward as attachment" function, you should still mark the message subject as .
Note: If you forward a 419 scam mail in the body of your email to us (inline forward) without marking the subject then in some cases the mail is indistinguishable by software from a real 419 email. It may get intercepted by our filter because it looks too much like spam from a spammer. You sure don't want that to happen, because in effect you would have accidentally submitted your own email address to the blacklist ;-)
Therefore, submit the mail as an attachment and/or mark the subject and you'll be safe!
You should also report 419 scam addresses to the abuse-department of the email provider they used. In addition, you can contact law enforcement or appropriate government institutions in your country. See the following for more details: