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: "Mary Leehom" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:53:35 -0800
Subject: GOD BLESS YOU
GOD BLESS YOU
I AM MRS MARY.LEEHOM FROM GERMANY A WIDOW TO LATE PITTMAN LEEHOM AM 31 YEARS
OLD, I AM A NEW CHRISTAIN CONVERT SUFFERING FROM AIDS AND FROM ALL
INDICATION, MY CONDITIONS IS REALLY DETERIORATING AND IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS
THAT I WOULD NOT LIVE MORE THAN TWO MONTHS.
MY LATE HUSBAND WAS KILLED DURING THE U.S. RAID AGAINST TERRORISM IN
AFGHANISTAN AND DURING THE PERIOD OF OUR MARRIAGE WE COULD NOT PRODUCE ANY
CHILD AND AFTER HIS DEATH, I INHERITED ALL HIS BUSINESS AND WEALTH.AND LIVED
A WRONG LIFE THAT END ME UP TO THIS STAGE, SO I NOW DECIDED TO USE THE
REMAINING WEALTH TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH IN
AFRICA, AMERICA ASIA AND EUROPE ESPECIALLY CREATE SOLUTION TO PROBLEM OF
LESS PRIVILEGED AND ORPHANAGE HOMES.
I SELECTED YOU AFTER VISITING THE WEBSITE AND I AM WILLING TO DONATE THE
SUM OF $ 5 MILLION U.S DOLLARS TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED. PLEASE I WANT YOU TO
NOTE THAT THIS FUND IS LYING IN A SECURITY COMPANY AND UPON MY INSTRUCTION
TO MY ATTORNEY WHO WILL FILE IN AN APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE MONEY
IN YOUR NAME.
LASTLY, I HONESTLY PRAY THAT THIS MONEY WHEN TRANSFERRED WILL BE USED FOR
THE SAID PURPOSE EVEN THOUHG I AM LATE THEN, BECAUSE I HAVE COME TO FIND OUT
THAT WEALTH ACQUISITION WITHOUT GOD IS VANITY.
I AM AWAITING FOR YOUR REPLY. PLEASE REPLY ME THROUGH MY PRIVTIVE EMAIL
GOD BLESS YOU
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