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: "MR.WILLINGSON" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 22:51:44 +0000
Subject: WORK AND LIVE IN OMNICITY OTTAWA CANADA.
.THIS IS OMNI CITY HOTEL OTTAWA CANADA
I AM MR WILLINGSON GILL,THE MANAGER OF OMNI CITY HOTEL CANADA, I WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT THERE ARE SOME VACANCIES IN OUR HOTELS.THE HOTELS NEED SOME ABLE MEN AND WOMEN WHO CAN WORK AND LIVE IN OMNI HOTEL CANADA,THE HOTELS WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR RESERVATION, TICKET AND VISA. ANY ALTHER EXPENSESS YOU WILL TAKE CARE OF THAT, IF YOURE INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US JUST CONTACT US DIRECT WITH ADDRESESS email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES.
MR WILLINGSON GILL.