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: "frank chang" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 17:46:46 +0000
Subject: COMPANY'S REPRESENTATIVE WITH AN ATTRACTIVE COMMISSION!!!
We are a group of business men who deal on raw materials and export into UNITED STATES & CANADA. We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in UNITED STATES & CANADA and also making payments through you to us.Please if you are interested in transacting business with us we will be very glad,Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative in UNITED STATES / CANADA.
Please if you are interested forward to us your following details:
4.phone & Fax Numbers, for faster communication.
5.Scanned copy of Identification
Awaiting your timely responseRegards,Frank Chang
Honk Kong Mettallurgical Import & Export Company
Direct your response here: firstname.lastname@example.org