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: Martins Cole Cole <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 12:34:12 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Money Transfer
Send this money through Money Gram Money Transfer in the Name and Address Below.
Address ;Lagos State Nigeria 23401.
Send the money 5 time in $5000 each and send the reference number of all to my email address.
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