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.
Click here to report a problem with this page.
Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "alice lacson" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 02:25:23 +0000
Subject: Hello Dear,
My name is Alice Lacson,The wife of Mr.Panfilo Lacson a senator during
president joseph Estrada regime in Philippine.who is receently killed
During my husband's regime as a senator,I realized some reasonable
amount of money from various deals that I successfully executed and my
buisness in the united state of which the Government has block most of
my account in the bank of america,trying to leave me with nothing.
well before my late husband was killed,I secretly put in a box the sum
of $30,000,000 million USD (Thirty million United states dollars) and
deposit it in a security company abroad.
I am contacting you because I want you to help me in securing the money
for the future of my children since the government now monitor all my
I hope to trust you as who will not sit on this money when you claim
it.i will give you 15% of the total money for your assistance.if you
are willing to help me,email me at(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mrs Alice Lacson.
FREE pop-up blocking with the new MSN Toolbar - get it now!