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: joy okoh <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 13:56:46 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: THE AMOUNT FOR GOD WORK is Seven million,five hundred thousand US Dollars ($7.5m)please do contact me on this email address. firstname.lastname@example.org TEL + 2348025682357Regards and God bless you,Mrs joy .okoh
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: email@example.com
- joy okoh