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: "GARY MOORE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 01:32:00 +0000
Subject: CONTACT MY SECRETARY NOW!!!!!!
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund transferred under the co-operation of a new partner from Japan. Presently I am in Japan for investment projects. I have not forgotten your past efforts
and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.
Now, I am given you this sums due to your previous effort you participated. You will need to contact my secretary in Cotonou Benin Republic
NAME ; WILLIAM HILL
EMAIL ; email@example.com
ask him to send you the total sum of 1.000,000,00 Million euro. (One million euro) it is in a bank Bond, which I kept for your compensation. Please make sure you fill this FORM and send to him.
1. FULL NAMES:___________________________
5. MARITAL STATUS:_______________
7. E-MAIL ADDRESS:____________________________
8. TELEPHONE NUMBER:_______________________
10. BREIF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/:___________
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